The Aeronauts (PG)
British historical drama starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne as adventurers attempting a daring hot air balloon flight..
In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher. They aim to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing 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.
Directed by Tom Harper (Wild Rose ) and written by Jack Thorne (BBC’s His Dark Materials), loosely based on the book Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air by Richard Holmes.
“an exhilarating period flight of fancy… buoyed by Redmayne and especially Jones” Empire