Film of the Day: The Mountain Between Us (2017)

The Mountain Between Us
Idris Elba and Kate Winslet (and a fluffy companion) must make their way back to the real world… Photo: 20th Century Fox

In this thriller-survival-romance directed by Hany Abu-Assad, two strangers – played by Kate Winslet and Idris Elba – charter a plane to complete their urgent journeys. Ben (Elba) is a surgeon who has an emergency in Baltimore, and Alex (Winslet) is a journalist travelling back home for her wedding, scheduled for the very next day.

The plane takes a turn for the worse however, and the two find themselves crash-landed in the midst of icy mountain peaks with no one around for miles. As they survive together against unbelievable conditions, they find each other life-saving in more ways than one. The situation may be bleak, but they are not alone, at least to begin with…


The Mountain Between Us – Friday at 9pm on Film4