The Icelandic director Ísold Uggadóttir has won the Best Director Award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival.

According to the Icelandic Film Centre, this is the first time that an Icelandic film has won at Sundance, and only the second time one has screened at Sundance.

And Breathe Normally is about a bond that forms between two women, one an Icelandic mother and the other a refugee from Guinea-Bissau. Their lives intersect in Iceland due to unforeseen circumstances.

Ísold Uggadóttir both wrote and directed the film, and it stars Kristín Thóra Haraldsdóttir and Babetida Sadjo.

And Breathe Normally is currently screening at the Gothenburg Film Festival, and we are going to see it and review it for you!

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is know based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

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