William Nicholson’s BREATHE is a heart-warming celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.
Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio while in Africa and given just months to live. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination inspire him to lead a long and fulfilled life. Together they refuse to be limited by expectations, dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life.
Director: Andy Serkis
Producer: Jonathan Cavendish
Writer: William Nicholson
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville
“a powerful tearjerker, courtesy of Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy and a true-life tale of defiance and resilience in the face of near complete paralysis” The Times ****
“there’s an energy and optimism here which belie the grim subject matter” The Independent ****
“It’s a valuable and touching story…an affecting account of the quiet courage needed to battle the deadly spores of discrimination and condescension that came with polio” The Guardian