Breathe trailer: Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy drama will open 61st London Film Festival

A clip from the film has debuted online alongside the announcement

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 29 June 2017 10:29
Trailer: Breathe

The 61st BFI London Film Festival will open with a screening of Andy Serkis’ directorial debut, Breathe, starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy.

Based on the true story of Robin Cavendish, the first trailer has debuted online alongside the news. Watch above.

Played by Hacksaw Ridge’s Garfield, Cavendish became a world-renown advocate for the disabled after being diagnosed with polio, aged 28.

With help from wife, Diana Blacker (The Crown’s Foy), he would help popularise Teddy Hall’s revolutionary wheelchair that featured an in-built respirator.

Speaking about opening the LFF opening gala, Serkis said: "On behalf of the cast and crew of Breathe, we are absolutely thrilled and deeply honoured to be the Opening Gala performance in this year’s incredibly richly diverse and world-class BFI London Film Festival.

“Breathe is a deeply personal story to all of us at The Imaginarium and to have the European premiere of my directorial debut in London, my hometown, is beyond my wildest dreams.”

The film reaches cinemas 27 October.

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