Ísold Uggadóttir has won the Directing Award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition of the Sundance Film Festival for her debut feature And Breath
Wednesday 31 January, 2018
Uggadóttir and her team travelled to Sundance to attend the festival, and she was on hand to accept the award in person. The film now travels to the Göteborg Film Festival, where it will have its European premiere and will be competing against nine other films for the Dragon Award for the Best Nordic Film.
About the Film
And Breathe Normally tells the story of the intimate bond that forms between two women – an Icelandic mother and a refugee from Guinea-Bissau – whose lives briefly intersect in Iceland due to unforeseen circumstances.
And Breathe Normally is an Icelandic/Swedish/Belgian coproduction. It stars Kristín Thóra Haraldsdóttir and Babetida Sadjo and was produced by Skúli Malmquist for Zik Zak Filmworks and coproduced by Sweden’s Cinenic Film, Belgium’s Entre Chien et Loup, and the Icelandic production companies Skot and Pegasus.
International sales for the film are being handled by The Match Factory
And Breathe Normally is Uggadóttir's first feature film. She previously wrote and directed the award-winning short films Family Reunion, Committed, Clean and Revolution Reykjavík, and she graduated from the Columbia University School of the Arts in 2011 with an MFA in directing and screenwriting.