Íslenska

And Breathe Normally

At the edge of Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula, a quiet and unassuming Keflavik airport rests, surrounded by vast volcanic landscape and the periodic soaring of an airplane. It is here that Adja, a refugee from Guinea-Bissau on route to Canada, finds herself stranded when stopped by a border patrol officer during a layover. It so happens that one of these border patrol officers is Lara, herself a struggling young mother, on the verge of homeless, whilst in-training to become a guardian of the law. As destiny will have it, these women’s paths will continue to cross in the small Icelandic town, culminating in the formation of an unlikely bond.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    March 9, 2018, Háskólabíó
  • International Premiere Date
    January 22, 2018, Sundance Film Festival
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    95 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic, English
  • Original Title
    Andið eðlilega
  • International Title
    And Breathe Normally
  • Production Year
    2018
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    2K Color
  • Aspect Ratio
    2.35:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with English subtitles.

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2019
    Melbourne Queer Film Festival
  • 2019
    Espoo International Film Festival
  • 2018
    Sundance Film Festival - Award: Best Director (Ísold Uggadóttir) in World Cinema competition.
  • 2018
    Göteborg Film Festival - Award: FIPRESCI Award.
  • 2018
    Summer Film School
  • 2018
    Aspen Film Festival
  • 2018
    Vancouver International Film Festival
  • 2018
    Bridge of Arts IMFF
  • 2018
    Nordic Film Days St. Petersburg
  • 2018
    Savannah Film Festival
  • 2018
    Key West Film Festival
  • 2018
    Kerala International Film Festival
  • 2018
    Istanbul Film Festival
  • 2018
    Stockholms Feministiska Filmfestival
  • 2018
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • 2018
    Art Film Fest Košice
  • 2018
    Provincetown Film Festival - Award: HBO Audience Award.
  • 2018
    Melbourne International Film Festival
  • 2018
    Jerusalem Film Festival
  • 2018
    New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 2018
    New Horizons International Film Festival
  • 2018
    Traverse City Film Festival - Award: Roger Ebert Award.
  • 2018
    Athens International Film Festival - Award: Audience Award.
  • 2018
    Queer Screen Film Festival, Sydney, Australia - Award: Audience Award.
  • 2018
    Faroe Islands Minority Film Festival - Award: Best Film.
  • 2018
    Queer Lisboa - Award: Best Actress (Kristín Thora Haraldsdóttir).
  • 2018
    Hamptons International Film Festival - Award: Brizzolara Family Foundation Award.
  • 2018
    Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany
  • 2018
    Scanorama European Film Forum, Lithuania
  • 2018
    Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival, Þýskaland
  • 2018
    Duhok International Film Festival, Írak
  • 2018
    Mumbai International Film Festival
  • 2018
    Panorama of the European Film, Egyptaland
  • 2018
    International Film Festival of Indland, Goa
  • 2018
    San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
  • 2018
    Almaty Film Festival, Kazakhstan
  • 2018
    Noordelijik Film Festival, Holland - Award: Award for Special Contribution to Northern Cinema
  • 2018
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
  • 2018
    AFI Fest, Bandaríkin
  • 2018
    Austin Film Festival, Bandaríkin
  • 2018
    Philadelphia Film Festival
  • 2018
    Frameline, San Francisco
  • 2018
    Bergen International Film Fest
  • 2018
    Norwegian International Film Festival, Haugesund
  • 2018
    CPH PIX, Denmark
  • 2018
    Orcas Island Film Festival, Bandaríkin
  • 2018
    Ostend Film Festival, Belgía
  • 2018
    Leiden International Film Festival, Holland
  • 2018
    Noordelijk Film Festival, Holland
  • 2018
    Scanorama European Film Forum