And Breathe Normally



Kristín Thóra Haraldsdóttir, Babetida Sadjo, Patrik Nökkvi Pétursson


Director-screenwriter: Ísold Uggadóttir
Producer: Skúli Malmquist
Co-Producers: Annika Hellström/Cinenic Film, Diana Elbaum/Entre Chien et Loup
Director of photography: Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
Production designer: Marta Luiza Macuga
Costume designer: Eva Vala Guðjónsdóttir
Editor: Frédérique Broos
Composer: Gísli Galdur
Production companies: Zik Zak Filmworks, Entre Chien et Loup, Cinenic Films, Pegasus Pictures, Skot Productions

In Icelandic, English and Creole

Leangth: 102 minutes
Sales: The Match Factory


Sundance Institute 2018: Winner of the best director.

GIFF 2018: Fipresci award

Swedish theatrical release: fall 2018

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And Breathe Normally

Reykjanes peninsula is where AND BREATHE NORMALLY takes place. And it is no coincidence. Reykjanes is a cross section of Icelandic society from all walks of life, including asylum-seekers and refugees — in particular those who are temporarily sheltered at local refugee asylums.

These are individuals who often and themselves in a traumatic limbo, unsure whether they are coming or going, waiting aimlessly while immigration of cials slowly process their paperwork, and determine which asylum seeker is given permission to stay, and which shall be deported — often forcefully, in the dead of night. ReykjanespeninsulaisalsohometoavarietyofIceland- ers, some of which have been evicted due to defaults on their mortgage payments. According to the Bureau of Statistics, the highest percentage of evicted Icelanders lives in Reykjanes. It should then come as no surprise that a certain degree of turmoil and unrest is common in the area.

Interview with Isold Uggardottir from Zita theater in Stockholm aug 2018