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And Breathe Normally

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Exceptional, affecting Icelandic drama with mature themes.

Movie NR 2019 95 minutes
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age 14+

Quiet message on the power of personal connections.

Powerful message that self interest and caring for others are not mutually exclusive. Heartwarming at the end, but wrenching in its imagery of desolation. If you start this film, stick with it until the end. It comes full circle in a lovely and unforgettable way.

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Stunning performances from three remarkable actors (including a child), a realistic approach to its subject matter, and restrained but profound political implications make this movie unforgettable. Writer-director Isold Uggadottir, in her first feature, reveals a unique ability to let the story and characters reveal themselves in small, significant scenes over the course of the film. And Breathe Normally is as unpredictable as it is moving. And yet, even the surprising occurrences are the result of carefully-constructed moments that give weight and honesty to the outcomes. Finally, given the tenor of today's prevailing issues, Iceland stands in for any number of places in the Western world.

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