AND BREATHE NORMALLY (ANDIÐ EÐLILEGA)
Lára is a struggling single mother whose new job as a border guard in an Icelandic airport is all that's keeping her and her young son from complete destitution. While training, Lára notices that the passport of Adja, a woman from Guinea-Bissau, has been forged. So begin parallel narratives of two women from very different worlds; one who is living out of her car with her child, and the other who finds herself indefinitely detained on her journey from escaping a country where she faced deadly persecution. As Adja and Lára's paths link back together in surprising ways, Ísold Uggadóttir's incisive, elegantly constructed drama paints an intimate portrait of lives affected by the ongoing refugee crisis, and how systems can deeply fail individuals even in the most highly functioning countries. – Beth Hanna
Ísold Uggadóttir is an award-winning director from Iceland. Her accolades include multiple Icelandic Edda Award nominations, two wins for Best Short and various festival awards. Uggadóttir holds an MFA from Columbia University, where she received the Adrienne Shelly Award for best female director.