When The 61st BFI London Film Festival Came To Cheltenham – Sponsored post in association with American Express®


The BFI London Film Festival, held in the UK, is an annual festival screening more than 300 films, documentaries and shorts from around the world during October. This year, the 61st BFI London Film Festival travelled outside of London and came to my local Cineworld in Cheltenham.

Thanks to American Express, I was invited to the premiere of the Opening Night Gala film Breathe, a biographical drama directed by Andy Serkis from a screenplay by William Nicholson. Alongside watching the film, I got to experience the red carpet as the action of the Opening gala was live-streamed into the cinema. It was a fantastic night, any excuse to dress up is always welcomed by me!


Breathe stars Andrew Garfield and The Crown’s Claire Foy as husband and wife in this inspirational film about Robin Cavendish who is given three months to live after being paralysed by polio at the age of 28. It is a story about how Robin and Diana travel the world becoming pioneers and transforming the lives of others.

Following Robin and Diana on this truly emotional journey during a time where disability was known but unseen and watching them break all the rules to show the world that life is worth living, was beyond inspiring in my opinion.

Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy play the characters so flawlessly that really you feel every success and the heart-breaking moment that they fought through together in their journey. Along with Andy Serkis they have created an incredibly moving film that will pass the test of time.

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I want to thank American Express again for the opportunity to see this fantastic film and I urge you to go and see this when it goes live for general release on 27th October 2017, it is truly outstanding.

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