Dominion Cinema; Mon 23rd October 19.00 for a drinks reception (includes view of iron lung and talk with a polio survivor), screening 20.00; Tickets £25 (includes a drink and tub of Purple4Polio ice cream) from Benet Marcos at firstname.lastname@example.org
An inspirational true story of polio, paralysis and love without limits is hitting the big screens this month – and you can see the film before its full release at four Rotary charity screenings.
Breathe follows adventurous and charismatic Robin Cavendish, played by Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, Silence), who has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa.
Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana, portrayed by Claire Foy (The Crown, Wolf Hall) brings him home from 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 film is also the feature directorial debut of Andy Serkis (Jungle Book, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and is based on a script by twice Academy Award-nominated writer William Nicholson (Everest, Les Misérables and Gladiator).
The film’s supporting cast members include Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) as Robin’s devoted, long-time friends.
Stephen Mangan (Rush) and acting legend Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones) complete the cast with a soundtrack by the acclaimed composer Nitin Sawhney.
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