Ísold Uggadóttir’s film picked up by The Match Factory

Germany-based world sales agency The Match Factory has acquired And Breathe Normally by Ísold Uggadóttir at the Cannes Market.

And Breathe Normally is currently in post-production and tells the story of two struggling mothers living on the margins of society. One is a refugee stranded in Iceland(Babetida Sadjo) and the other an Icelandic border patrol agent responsible for the refugee’s arrest (Kristín Thóra Haraldsdóttir). At the edge of Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula, two women’s lives will intersect – for a brief moment – while trapped in unforeseen circumstances. An intimate bond will form between an Icelandic mother and a refugee from Guinea-Bissau as both strategize in private to get their lives back on track.

It has been described as the first Icelandic film to tackle immigration issues.

This will be director Ísold Uggadóttir’s debut feature.


Emma Vestrheim

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