Film of the Day – The Mountains Between Us

The Mountains Between Us

Idris Elba and Kate Winslet star as a neurosurgeon and a photographer who are forced to work together after a plane crash leaves them stranded in High Uintas wilderness in Hany Abu-Assad’s adaptation of Charles Martin 2011 best-selling novel of the same name.

On tight deadlines and  having had their respective flights cancelled, neurosurgeon Ben Bass and photographer Alex Martin hire a private pilot to take them to Salt-Lake City so they can make alternative connections – Ben has an emergency surgery he must attend, while Alex is set to be married the next day in New York. After the flight goes awry, however, the pair end up stranded in Utah’s mountainous wilderness along with the pilot’s dog. Forced to care and provide for each other in such an inhospitable environment, the two make their way back to civilisation, growing ever closer in what develops into a story of hardship and mutual dependence and forbidden love.


The Mountains Between Us – Friday 8:00pm on Sky Premiere.