The Mountain Between Us
STRANGERS meeting on the plane and starting a relationship seems to be a favourite plot in romance novels. This film, based on a novel by Charles Martin, adds another layer – a survival story. Dr Ben Bass (Idris Elba) needs to get back to Baltimore to perform a surgery, and journalist Alex Martin (Kate Winslet) needs to make it back for her wedding. Both are stuck at the airport because of bad weather. Desperate, they hire a small plane to take them to Baltimore. Unfortunately, the plane crashes on a mountain. They then have to make it back on their own relying only on each other as no one knows where they are. Filming was done in British Columbia, Canada in frigid weather. “Our coldest day was minus -38°C. You get out of the car and immediately the insides of your nostrils would freeze,” Winslet said in an interview with The film also features Dermot Mulroney, Beau Bridges and a dog.
– Mumtaj Begum
opens in cinemas nationwide on Oct 26.
Like most men, Idris Elba is not willing to ask for directions. — Photos: 20th Century Fox
‘You fly, I fly.’
Climb every mountain.