And Breathe Normally (Andið eðlilega)

2018 | Iceland, Sweden, Belgium | NR | 102 min.


City Opera House Fri, Aug 3, 2018 9:00 PM
State Theatre Sat, Aug 4, 2018 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Fiction
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Release Year:2018
Runtime:102 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:Iceland
Original Language:Icelandic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ísoldo Uggadottir
Produced by:Skuli Fr. Malmquist
Screenwriter:Ísold Uggadottir
Cinematography:Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
Editing By:Frédérique Broos
Cast:Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir
Babetida Sadjo
Patrick Nökkvi Pétursson


For Lara, life on a small peninsula in Iceland is a constant struggle: she’s unemployed, in debt, she abuses drugs—yet she’s determined to be a loving and responsible mother to her son, Eldar. Aiming to get her life back on track, she takes a seemingly simple job as a border patrol agent at the regional airport. While still in training, Lara flags a suspicious passport, leading to the arrest of Adja, a refugee from Guinea-Bissau traveling on forged documents. For days Adja lingers in limbo awaiting her trial, causing the two women to continually cross paths in the small town. A stunning debut from writer/director Ísold Uggadóttir, and winner of a Sundance directing award, And Breathe Normally confronts issues of immigration and human rights through the intimate story of two seemingly dissimilar women destined to change each other’s lives forever. IN PERSON: Director Ísgold Uggadóttir.