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AND BREATHE NORMALLY wins Brizzolara Family Foundation Award at Hamptons

And Breathe Normally, writer/director Ísold Uggadóttir‘s debut feature, won the Brizzolara Family Foundation Award in the „Films of Conflict & Resolution“ section of the Hamptons International Film Festival in the US. The award is accompanied by a 5000 dollar cash prize. Uggadóttir attended the festival and accepted the award.

And Breathe Normally has now won a total of nine international awards at festivals. It had its world premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, where Uggadóttir won Best Director in the festival‘s World Cinema Dramatic Competition. It has won a total of four awards at American festivals and has also won awards in Portugal, Greece, Australia, Sweden and the Faroe Islands.

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.

Ísold Uggadóttir both wrote and directed the film, and it stars Kristín Thóra Haraldsdóttir and Babetida Sadjo. It was produced by Skúli Malmquist for Zik Zak Filmworks and coproduced by Inga Lind Karlsdóttir, Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir, and Birna Anna Björnsdóttir, along with Diana Elbaum (Belgium) and Annika Hellström (Sweden).

International sales for the film are being handled by The Match Factory.