Flagstaff Premiere: Breathe


Film Info
Event Type:Film
Film Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2017
Run Time:117 minutes
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Andy Serkis
Cast:Andrew Garfield
Claire Foy
Tom Hollander
Hugh Bonneville


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Flagstaff premiere of “Breathe” on Wednesday, Jan. 10 as part of the festival’s monthly Flagstaff Cinema Series. There will be one screening of the film at 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Flagstaff 16 Theatres.

For his directorial debut, renowned actor Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Academy Award-nominee Andrew Garfield and Golden Globe-winner Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease.

After a fairytale-like courtship, Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana’s twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together — raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients.

Written by two-time Academy Award nominated writer William Nicholson, and shot by three-time Academy Award winner Robert Richardson, “Breathe” is a heartwarming celebration of love and human possibility.

“The most inspiring movie of the year. Award-worthy, brilliant performances by both Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy.” — Chicago Sun-Times

“A swoon-worthy romance.” — Vanity Fair

“Celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.” — Rolling Stone

“Wonderful!” — Vogue

A representative from the NAU Philosophy Department and Philosophy in the Public Interest will lead a discussion following the film screening.