Narrative Feature | 101 minutes

HIFF 2018


Directed by
Tom Harper

Produced by
Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman, Tom Harper

Written by
Jack Thorne

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Courtenay, Himesh Patel

2019 | English | UK

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and furthering scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.