17th December - 18th December
In 1862, young widow and daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher, as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history and aim to advance the scientific communities knowledge of the weather. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent breaks records, the physical and emotional challenges faced by the unlikely pair reveal their true selves, as they discover things about each other – and themselves – that help them find their place in the world they have left behind below. Inspired by true events, this soaring adventure celebrates the pioneering spirit of scientific discovery.
Directed by: Tom Harper
Starring: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel, Anne Reid, Tim McInnerny, Phoebe Fox