ANDY SERKIS | UK | ENGLISH | 2017 | 117 MIN
Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy star in the inspiring true story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an extraordinary couple who refuse to allow disease to dampen their courageous spirits.
In 1950s England, dashing Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) falls madly in love with beautiful Diana (THE CROWN’s Claire Foy). After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, the couple embarks on an extended honeymoon in Kenya, seemingly ready to enjoy an adventurous and sublimely happy life together. But at 28, Robin is crippled from the neck down by a sudden and severe case of polio, which forces him to rely on a respirator to breathe and seemingly confines him to a hospital bed. Yet with the support of his wife and the work of a pioneering inventor (Hugh Bonneville), Robin manages to beat the odds: traveling, advocating for the rights of the disabled, and leading a full, joyful life. Andy Serkis is best known for his memorable motion-capture performances as Gollum in THE LORD OF THE RINGS and Caesar in the PLANET OF THE APES franchise, but with his feature debut the actor-turned-director proves to be just as skilled behind the camera as he is in front of it. Gorgeously shot by Academy Award-winner Robert Richardson (THE AVIATOR) and movingly performed by its two leads, BREATHE is a stirring tribute to one remarkable couple’s message of perseverance and all-conquering love.
CAST: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville
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