The first trailer for Bleecker Street’s upcoming movie Breathe has been released and the film, which is an inspirational adaptation of Robin Cavendish and his wife Diana’s life, brings together Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy in the leading roles. Based on the true story of the Cavendish’s marriage and life, the story follows the couple through their first meeting, the start of their lives together and Robin being stricken with polio.
While the Breathe trailer starts off with a beautiful romance and even a touch of humor in terms of how this couple comes together, it quickly gets emotional. Once Andrew Garfield’s character is stricken with polio his life seems destined to end in mere months. Paralyzed and unable to breathe on his own, his future seems bleak, but with his wife and child at his side, giving up is not an option. Not only does Claire Foy’s character refuse to give up on her husband, but she also inspires him to want to live his life to the fullest.
In helping to inspire her husband, the two conspire to get him out of the hospital and back to their home, which means needing to figure out how to get a respirator that does not require being in said hospital. As the couple’s story continues in the Breathe trailer, audiences watch as the two do everything they can to make sure that Robin is able to enjoy the life he has, including working on a wheelchair that allows him to get out of the house along with his respirator.
While this movie is based on a true story, it is just as much a romance as it is an inspirational film. With Andrew Garfield truly embodying the character of Robin Cavendish and Claire Foy bringing life to his wife Diana, these two have a connection that really jumps off the screen. Overall the movie looks like the kind of drama that warms the heart and brings tears to the eyes, especially as the story looks at its leading man having to overcome physical adversity in order to be a part of his family’s life.
Although some people may not know who Robin Cavedish is, once they see Breathe they certainly will. The movie is set to hit theaters on October 13, 2017, while also being scheduled to open the London Film Festival, which means it will most likely be a part of at least one more festival in its premiere.
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By Dorothea James
Photo Courtesy Bleecker Street and Participant Media