Based on a true story, Andy Serkis’ directorial debut is a compelling romance about a couple defying the odds and paving the way for change.
When newly married couple Robin (Garfield) and Diana (Foy) travel to Nairobi in 1958, their blissful life takes a devastating turn when Robin contracts polio. Paralysed, reliant on a respirator, and given weeks to live, he is suicidal until a determined Diana frees him from hospital. With the support of her twin brother (Hollander) and friend Teddy (Bonneville), they create a wheelchair that enables Robin to breathe, inspiring medical change in the process.
“Breathe is an affecting account of the quiet courage needed to battle the deadly spores of discrimination” Guardian