Andy Serkis Directorial Debut Breathe To Open 61st BFI London Film Festival, Watch Trailer

Andy Serkis Directorial Debut Breathe To Open 61st BFI London Film Festival, Watch Trailer

We’ve known him as the obsessed ‘Precious’ Gollum, impressed for his work as the Simian leader Caesar in The Apes movies, later this year we admire Andy Serkis in his directorial debut Breathe. Today the news was announced that the movie will launch it’s European Premiere at 61st BFI London Film Festival when it will be the opening gala.

To celebrate the fantastic news STX Entertainment has released the UK Trailer. Starring Andrew Garfield, Woman of the moment Claire Foy (The Crown) in the true story of Robin Cavendish an advocate of disabled rights. A heartwarming romantic drama that will pull your heartstrings in many directions but could it also get an Oscar nod?

An inspirational story of love without limits which will not only help the profiles of Garfield and Foy but also Serkis and the backing for the British actor to gain credit for his motion capture work. If you enjoyed The Theory Of Everything, this looks to follow a similar style.

Andy Serkis is a proud Londoner and showcasing his movie at his hometown film festival, he’s over the moon “On behalf of the cast and crew of Breathe, we are absolutely thrilled and deeply honoured to be the Opening Gala performance in this year’s incredibly richly diverse and world-class BFI London Film Festival. Breathe is a deeply personal story to all of us at The Imaginarium and to have the European premiere of my directorial debut in London, my hometown, is beyond my wildest dreams.”

Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge, Silence) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy – Golden Globe Winner, The Crown, Wolf Hall) brings him home from the hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life. BREATHE is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.

Based on the true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, BREATHE shows how Robin’s handling of and reaction to his illness had a huge impact on mobility and access for the disabled.

The 61st BFI London Film Festival will open on 4th October with the movie running until 15th October with the director, Garfield, Foy all expected to attend the Leicester Square Premiere.

Breathe is set for a 27th October UK and Irish cinema release.Co-starring Hugh Bonneville, Tom Hollander, Stephen Mangan and Diana Rigg.

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