And Breathe Normally (2018)

And Breathe Normally (2018)
  • 2123
  • TV-14
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release year: 2018 ()
  • Running time: 95 min
  • Original Title: Andið eðlilega
  • Voted: 2123

Two women's lives will intersect while trapped in circumstances unforeseen. Between a struggling Icelandic mother and an asylum seeker from Guinea-Bissau, a delicate bond will form as both strategize to get their lives back on track.

  • a story about the human spirit and human triumph. by 8

    From the first frame of a film you know that the maker has a grasp over the medium and has made a relationship with it. This is the same with this film. The shots and scenes are never loose or slow and yet the film takes its own time and pulls you into living it at its own pace. The story of a woman from a first world country who is dealing with her own problems and is some kind of an immigrant in her own country, who helps out an immigrant from another country. But what's beautiful about this, as with all great tales is that it destroys all kinds of borders and leaves you with a beautiful human story about how the human spirit triumphs over everything in its way and can be so all encompassing, compassionate, inclusive and brave.

  • The beauty of pure solidarity by 7

    The film correctly shows us the issue of immigration, including the despicable people who take advantage of the circumstances. It focuses on the vicissitudes of an African woman who will soon be deported from Iceland to her native Guinea-Bissau, where she fled for feeling her life threatened. In spite of all this, she sympathizes with an Icelandic mother and her son, to whom life is not going very well either, and shares what little she has with them. Emotive and beautiful film, which keeps the spirit warm. Highly recommended!!

  • A thoroughly engaging film by 10

    A beautifully touching film, authentically acted and wonderfully shot. I was so thoroughly engaged from the start and felt such a connection to the characters. A hidden gem, a masterpiece on humanity...even the cat was fantastic.

    Bang on!

  • I loved it. by 10

    This film kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. Great performances by the two leading actresses. Politics aside, the story is original and somewhat heart breaking. Unusual, circumstantial bond of two mothers from the different parts of the world. If you have strong opinions about illegal immigration and love to debate about it, skip this movie, for all you 'll see is what you would want to see, completely missing the tragic, but beautiful story.

  • Two womens spirit, perseverance, and triumph intersect in deeply moving film by 8

    This slow, but correctly paced, film is one that every person should see. It's not the type of film for everyone though. This is one of those films that is straight forward basically one main plot and comes directly at you pushing its message as the main theme and leaves it for you to decide in the end. The message is is hard and when you least expect it, there's good out there. This film shows the struggle of two different women and how they are working to make a better life for their families. One a native Icelandic, one an asylum seeking refugee, two totally different women, on seperate yet basically the same path that intersects and shows us that kindness and perseverance can prevail. The mood is somber, the scenery cold bleak, the pace slow. This film works though do to the controversial subject being explored and the way the actors, direction, production and script put it together. Won't be for everyone but worth the watch.

1Ita Zbroniec-Zajtcinematographer
2Gisli Galdurcomposer
3Isold Uggadottirdirector
4Frédérique Brooseditor
5Skuli Fr. Malmquistproducer
6Marta Luiza Macugaproduction_designer