Andið eðlilega (And Breathe Normally)
Title: Andið eðlilega (And Breathe Normally)
Director: Ísold Uggadóttir
Script: Ísold Uggadóttir
Country: Iceland | Sweden | Belgium
Year: 2018


Like many Icelanders, Lara struggles with the aftermath of the economic crisis. A devoted mother, she will do anything to provide her son with a stable life and takes a job at an airport’s passport security. One day, Lara identifies a suspicious passport, leading to the arrest of Adja, an asylum-seeker from Guinea-Bissau. When they accidently meet again, they develop a relationship despite the profound cultural gap. When Lara is faced with a life-changing decision, her new friend comes to her aid.

Film Festivals & Awards

  • Göteborg 2018 | Nordic Competition | European Premiere | FIPRESCI Award
  • Istanbul 2018 | Human Rights in Cinema Competition
  • Jerusalem 2018 | Debuts Competition
  • Provincetown 2018 | HBO Audience Award / Best Narrative Feature
  • Sundance 2018 | World Premiere | Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic