Director: Andy Serkis | 117-mins. | UK | 2017 | Biography/Drama | TRAILER Andrew Garfield stars in this heartwarming biopic about Robin Cavendish, who was affected by polio at the
Director: Andy Serkis | 117-mins. | UK | 2017 | Biography/Drama | TRAILER
Andrew Garfield stars in this heartwarming biopic about Robin Cavendish, who was affected by polio at the age of 28. Despite being initially given only three months to live, Cavendish, paralyzed from the neck down and able to breathe only with the use of a mechanical ventilator, became a tireless advocate for the disabled. Directed by Andy Serkis, and with Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, and Hugh Bonneville, this is a largely British film both in front and behind the camera. In order to portray the behaviour of a paralyzed individual, Andrew Garfield had stayed immobile for a great deal of the shooting process This commitment to performance suggests a sense of devotion towards accurate medical portrayal as seen in the pantheon of great performances of people with disability, seen in such films as MY LEFT FOOT (1989), THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (2007), and the recent THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014).
About the Director:Andy Serkis, notable for becoming a household name for his motion-capture performances in THE LORD OF RINGS, STAR WARS, and THE PLANET OF THE APES franchises, has seemingly caught the directing bug. His directorial debut was arguably his CGI-heavy, yet-to-be-released imagining of THE JUNGLE BOOK (2018), which was filmed before BREATHE (2017) but due to the lengthy work on visual effects will see a 2018 release. BREATHE marks a return to the more grounded and performance-focused work of Andy Serkis’ early career as a classically trained actor.
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