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And Breathe Normally


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Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic

On Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland, Lara trains as a border patrol officer at the Keflavík airport. Despite struggling financially and fighting personal demons, she’s a devoted mother to her young son, Eldar. One day on the job, Lara spots a suspicious passport, resulting in Adja, a female refugee from Guinea-Bissau, being detained. Days go by as Adja is held in a state of limbo, and the two women’s paths continue to cross in the small town. Despite resentment and cultural differences, the women—neither with obvious paths in life—find a unique bond that rests on a moment when Lara is faced with a crucial decision.

Writer/director Ísold Uggadóttir returns to the Festival (her short Family Reunion played here in 2007) with an accomplished, timely first feature rooted in its stark yet stunning Icelandic locale. And Breathe Normally subtly weaves global issues of immigration, LGBT rights, and human rights into an intimate, moving story of two women and how they are able to alter the course of each other’s lives.

Mon. 1/22, 5:30 p.m., Prospector, PC
Tue. 1/23, 9:00 p.m., Temple, PC
Thu. 1/25, 8:45 p.m., Prospector, PC
Sat. 1/27, noon, Broadway 6, SLC

YEAR 2018

SECTION World Drama

COUNTRY Iceland/Sweden/Belgium

RUN TIME 95 min

LANGUAGE English and Icelandic/Creole

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY The Match Factory

WEBSITE www.the-match-factory.com

EMAIL info@matchfactory.de

PHONE +49 2215397090


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Artist Bio

Ísold Uggadóttir

Ísold Uggadóttir is an award-winning director from Iceland. Her short films have screened at multiple festivals, including the Telluride Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, and New Directors/New Films. Her accolades include multiple nominations for the Icelandic Edda Awards and two wins for best short, in addition to multiple festival awards. Uggadóttir holds an MFA from Columbia University, where she received the Adrienne Shelly Award for best female director.