Breathe

Thursday, Jan. 25 @ 7 pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Director: Andy Serkis
USA 2017
English / 117 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material including some bloody medical images

Paralyzed from the neck down by polio, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) is put on a medical respi­rator but refuses to be confined by his hospital bed. Against his doctors’ advice, he and his wife Diana (Claire Foy) set off on a worldwide quest to share their story. In this heartwarm­ing chronicle of a couple determined to break barriers for those facing physical chal­lenges, their unwavering strength and
spirit lies at the heart of this story. Garfield master­fully pulls off a challenging performance, capturing Cavendish’s optimism and
resil­ience in one of the most hopeful and awe-inspiring tales of the season.

Andy Serkis directs a brilliant Andrew Garfield in a … moving take on the true story of Robin Cavendish, who defied polio to make a better life for himself and others like him. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Serkis achieves a careful balance with a film that tastefully covers some delicate territory. Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail

This is a film that rises above the doldrums. It inspires in the best way, in large part because it’s based on a true story. Bruce Demara, Toronto Star