THE AERONAUTS
2019, Amazon Studios, 101 min, UK/USA, Dir: Tom Harper

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. “Reuniting after Oscar-winning Stephen Hawking drama THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, Redmayne and Jones give charm and charisma to THE AERONAUTS … it soars with an old-school spirit of adventure and possibility, topped off with grandstanding filmmaking from Tom Harper.” - Ian Freer, Empire.


A MONSTER CALLS
2016, Focus Features, 108 min, USA/Spain, Dir: J.A. Bayona

At the center of this visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (THE IMPOSSIBLE) is 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall). With a terminally ill mother (Felicity Jones), a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver) and bullying classmates, it seems the world has turned against the boy. But Conor finds an unlikely ally when an ancient Monster (voiced by Liam Neeson) appears at his bedroom window to guide him on a journey of courage, faith and truth. “A sensitive and beautifully made lesson in the limits and power of storytelling.” - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter.


THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
2014, Focus Features, 123 min, USA, Dir: James Marsh

Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) met while students at the University of Cambridge shortly before Hawking was given a devastating diagnosis of motor neurone disease. Based on Jane’s 2008 memoir, this affecting biopic charts their 25-year marriage, as Stephen’s health problems mount along with his fame as one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists. Both Redmayne and Jones are extraordinary here, and they receive strong support from Charlie Cox, Emily Watson and David Thewlis.


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