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BREATHLESS FILMS

A selection of films about respiratory and lung health curated by the European Respiratory Society (ERS)

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BREATHLESS FILMS

Here, we present a selection of recent films that includes in a certain way the lung health.
This selection has been done with the collaboration of the Outreach Unit from ISGlobal in the framework of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2022, that will take place in Barcelona from 4 to 6 September, 2022. We hope you will like it!

OXYGEN (ADEM)

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Film | 2010 | 98 minutes |Directed by Hans Van Nuffel.

How to watch it: FILMAFFINITY.

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A film about how adolescents deal with cystic fibrosis.

A movie about living through adolescence with cystic fibrosis. It describes how patients deal with insecurities and friendship with trying to catch their breath.



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THE BUCKET LIST

Film | 2007 | 97minutes |Directed by Rob Reiner

How to watch it: YOUTUBE / HBO MAX / PRIME VIDEO

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Two terminally ill men on their road trip with a wish list of things to do before "they kick the bucket".



A fim about two terminally lung cancer men on their road trip with a wish list of things to do before they pass away.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

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FILM | 2014 | 90 minutes |Directed by Josh Boone

How to watch it: Disney+/Prime Video

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Hazel Grace Lancaster is a 16-year-old girl who has thyroid cancer that affects her lungs needing an oxygen machine to be able to breathe. One day, during these therapy sessions, Hazel meets Gus Waters, a boy who has managed to fight lung cancer, with whom he soon establishes a friendly relationship.


Hazel Grace Lancaster is a 16-year-old girl who has thyroid cancer that affects her lungs needing an oxygen machine to be able to breathe. One day, during these therapy sessions, Hazel meets Gus Waters, a boy who has managed to fight lung cancer, with whom he soon establishes a friendly relationship.

FIVE FEET APART

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FILM | 2019 | 116 minutes |Directed by Justin Baldoni

How to watch it: Prime Video

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A pair of teenagers with cystic fibrosis meet in a hospital and fall in love, though their disease means they must avoid close physical contact.



A drama film about a pair of teenagers with cystic fibrosis who meet in a hospital and fall in love, though their disease means they must avoid close physical contact.

EVERY BREATH COUNTS

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DOCUMENTARY | 2014 | 55 minutes |Directed by Jonathan Lawhead

How to watch it: Online

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Real people living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, caregivers, and healthcare providers share how the illness impacts their lives.



Real people living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, caregivers, and healthcare providers share how the illness impacts their lives.

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https://www.lungsandyou.com/ild-articles/every-breath-counts-documentary


BREATHE

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FILM | 2017 | 117 minutes |Directed by Andy Serkis

How to watch it: Prime Video

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Robin Cavendish contracts polio, becoming paralysed from the neck down at the age of 28. Confined to a bed and given only months to live, Cavendish emerges from the hospital ward and devotes the rest of his life to helping fellow patients and the disabled.


Robin Cavendish,contracts polio, becoming paralysed from the neck down at the age of 28. Confined to a bed and given only months to live, with help from his wife Diana and her twin brothers, and the ideas of inventor Teddy Hall, Cavendish emerges from the hospital ward and devotes the rest of his life to helping fellow patients and the disabled.

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LA BICICLETA DE ESTHER

DOCUMENTARY (only available in Spanish) | 2019 | 29 minutes |Directed by Ander Duque

How to watch it: YOUTUBE

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A Spanish documentary which portrays the complexities that chronic obstructive pulmonary (COP) disease entails through the experiences of a retired couple.


A Spanish documentary which portrays the complexities that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease entails through the experiences of a retired couple.

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CARO DIARIO (DEAR DIARY)

FILM| 1993 | 96 minutes | Directed by Nanni Moretti

How to watch it: Filmin / Prime Video

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An autobiographical documentary where the lead character reflects the ups and downs he experienced to arrive at the diagnosis of a lymphatic system tumor lodged in the lung and takes the opportunity to criticize the health system.


An autobiographical documentary style film divided in three chapters where the director Nanni Moretti recounts his experiences through life. The third chapter (“Doctors”) reflects the ups and downs he experienced to arrive at the diagnosis of a lymphatic system tumor lodged in the lung and takes the opportunity to criticize the health system.

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ADEMLOOS (BREATHLESS)

DOCUMENTARY | 2018 | 75 minutes | Directed by Daniël Lambo

How to watch it: Prime Video

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Film about the truth about the deadly asbestos industry that endangers the lives of workers and consumers around the world.

Following the deaths of his father and many others from his village, filmmaker Daniel Lambo quest to find the truth about the deadly asbestos industry, discovering a cold-blooded industry endangering the lives of workers and consumers around the world. A gripping story on the fight of individuals against a booming asbestos industry.

AND NOW, TAKE A BREATH AND ENJOY!