Sponsored post in association with American Express®

One thing you miss when you become a parent is the opportunity for spontaneity – decisions like meeting friends for Saturday night drinks become a military operation and date nights to the cinema are like the majority of the cast of Jurassic Park, extinct. In fact we’ve been known to wait for the latest blockbuster to come out on DVD, does this mean we’re one step away from becoming our parents? Don’t answer that one. With our lack of cinema going creating a popcorn bucket shaped hole in my life, I couldn’t be happier to tell you about my latest collaboration that I am undertaking with American Express who are sponsoring the 61st BFI London Film Festival and is giving you all the opportunity to be part of the Festival too.

Now if you’re anything like me you’ll have found yourself with a case of London FOMO before (FOMO = fear of missing out), as it often seems like the place where everything’s going on, especially when it comes to new openings and events. But not on this occasion as American Express opens up one of the many Cardmember benefits to members of the public. Those outside London have got the chance to watch the Opening Night gala and the European premiere of Andy Serkis’ directorial debut – Breathe at their local Cineworld on Wednesday 4th October; allowing you to witness all the glitz and glamour of the red carpet direct from your Cineworld seat, for free. I’ve already booked my babysitter!

Image credits: Office Breathe Imagery

Breathe stars Andrew Garfield ((Hackshow Ridge, Silence) as Robin Cavendish and Claire Foy (The sensational Queen in The Crown) as his wife Diana. Based on a true story, this tender love story follows the life of courageous and adventurous Robin who has everything ahead of him until he’s paralysed by polio in Africa. Against advice and all the odds, Diana brings him home from hospital where her strength and pure determination transcends his disability. The film follows their journey as they vow to fight against the suffering and maintain a true lust for life despite the life changing card they’ve been dealt. I’ve only read the synopsis and I already feel emotionally invested in this inspiring story, which has all the workings of a truly remarkable film that’ll make you feel like anything is possible and encourage you to ride the waves when the sea is rough, a guide for life if you will. With supporting actors including Hugh Bonneville (Paddington) and Tom Hollander (The Night Manager), this wholly British cast is bound to give the performance of a lifetime, and I for one cannot wait. 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 Sheffield on Wednesday 4th October, courtesy of American Express, head on over to www.seeitfirst.com/Amex2017 but hurry, the tickets won’t last forever.

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

I’ll see you there, most likely weeping into a bowl of ice cream larger than my head.

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


  1. Shaney Firth
    September 30, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    This looks like one of the films not to missed👍🏻😊 – sounds epic

  2. March 15, 2018 / 7:08 am

    I really really liked this film, I think both the leads did a brilliant job and there was so much I didn’t know about polio.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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