Get your hands on limited tickets to a breathtaking new film from Andy Serkis, BREATHE.

Get your hands on limited tickets to a breathtaking new film from Andy Serkis, BREATHE.

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For 12 days in October (4 – 15 October 2017), the 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express brings the best of British and International filmmaking talent to the Capital.

This year, you could experience a little slice of red-carpet Festival glamour from the comfort of Bristol Cineworld cinema - courtesy of American Express, who have been the principal sponsor of the BFI London Film Festival for the past 8 years.

On Wednesday 4th October, the Bristol Cineworld will play host to the glitz and glamour of the Opening Night gala of the Festival, with a free screening of the European premiere of the film Breathe along with a stream of the live red carpet fun before the film itself. If you’re not in Bristol, don’t worry! There are screenings across the country – see if one is coming to you and register for tickets here.

The directorial debut of Serkis - ‘Breathe’, is a story about love without limits. Spanning decades, the film tells of charismatic Englishman Robin Cavendish and his battle with Polio that leaves him paralysed from the neck down.

Robin (Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge, Silence) contracts the disease while working in Kenya as a tea broker. Forced to return to England, he tragically has to rely on a respirator to ‘breathe’ for him. Restricted to a bed, paralysed, and left isolated from society. A turn of events that would be bad enough in 2017, let alone 1957.

But this is also story of pioneering talent and courage in the face of adversity. Not just from Robin himself, but wife Diana (Claire Foy - Golden Globe Winner, The Crown, Wolf Hall) and eccentric friends Hugh Bonneville (Paddington, Downton Abbey) and Tom Hollander (Jungle Book: Origins, The Night Manager).

Along with Diana, these friends share the determination to change the way disabilities are seen in society. Changes that we see the benefit of in modern medicine today.

The film also promises humour, and that steadfast British trait, self-deprecating humour. Adding yet another level of emotional complexity, Breathe is produced by the son of Robin - Jonathan Cavendish. Quite the editorial debut to get to grips with.

Of course, Serkis is probably best known for his performances as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings films. In the film industry, he has taken motion capture performance to new levels, instilling human qualities not achievable with computing power alone. Ironic then, that he makes his directorial debut in a film centering around the paralysis of a man. Check out the trailer below, and make sure to get your free tickets while they last. The film will be released across the UK and Ireland on 27th October.

To register for limited* tickets to see the 61st BFI London Film Festival Opening Night gala film ‘Breathe’ at Cineworld Bristol courtesy of American Express visit

Maximum 4 tickets per person. Subject to availability. Closing date 12pm, 27 September 2017. *Terms apply

Promoter: American Express Services Europe Limited has its registered office at Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom. It is registered in

England and Wales with Company Number 1833139 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Ticket Promoter: See Film First Ltd, 62-70 Shorts Garden, London WC2 9AH

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