Academy Award winner Kate Winslet stars in ‘The Mountain Between Us’

Oscar winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba star in the riveting drama, “The Mountain Between Us” as survivors of a plane crash who are stranded in bleak conditions with no help in sight.

Winslet and Elba play strangers thrown together in a remote, mountainous region. Directed by the masterful Oscar nominated director Hany Abu-Assad, this visually breathtaking film is exciting and emotional. Winslet’s Alex, a journalist, and Elba’s Ben, a neurosurgeon, embark on a perilous, transformational journey, despite the odds stacked firmly against them. Braving the elements in freezing temperatures, they have to use all their resources to stay alive.

Winslet’s Alex, a fearless, pragmatic photojournalist had never set eyes on Ben before taking the doomed flight on the plane they chartered because their scheduled flights have been cancelled due to looming weather conditions. When their pilot (Beau Bridges) suffers a stroke and loses control, the plane plunges into the mountains. Miraculously, the two passengers make it out alive, but whether they will they make it to safety is another matter. Stranded on a remote, snow covered mountain, they realize that help is not coming, and embark on a journey that’s fraught with danger, across hundreds of miles of wilderness. The quest will take all the stamina and psychological strength the two can summon as they push each other to endure the extreme elements.

Winslet has a nearly unparalleled resume studded with standout performances stretching back decades—she’s often said that she likes to play women she considers “ballsy,” a description that certainly applies to Alex. “She’s the kind of woman who won’t give up until she’s got her story,” Winslet says. “She’s one of those women who’s been in war zones before, worked around the clock, gone without sleep. She’s brave, extremely brave.”

In Alex, she says she saw the opportunity to portray a strong female protagonist whose mental strength and clarity become vitally important to her survival, a woman who is every bit as well drawn and alive as Ben. “When I first read the script, I was actually attracted to both Alex and Ben,” Winslet says. “I loved the idea that these two characters would sustain an entire film from start to finish. I’ve never read a script like that before. And I also really believe in what the story says—that you can change, as a person, in immeasurable ways, and it’s perfectly possible to experience something in your life and then never really be able to go back to the way your life was, or forward to what you thought your life was going to become. So much changes for these two characters through the experience that they share. I was very captivated by that.”

“The Mountain Between Us” opens November 8, 2017 at Ayala Malls Cinemas – TriNoma, Glorietta4, Market!Market! and Fairview Terraces from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Award-winning actors Kate Winslet, Idris Elba star in ‘The Mountain Between Us’

Ayala Malls Cinemas exclusively brings an epic romance amidst a harrowing adventure – “The Mountain Between Us” stars Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs, The Reader) and Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation, Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) as strangers thrown together under the most extreme circumstances imaginable about to reshape the course of their lives.

The story is set dramatically into motion once the pilot of the plane Alex (Winslet) and Ben (Elba) have charted suffers a stroke mid-flight, and the craft crashes—respected actor Beau Bridges appears in a brief but memorable term as the doomed man. When Ben first emerges from the wreckage, he takes in the full isolation and desperation of their predicament. Making matters worse, Alex is severely injured—she’s unconscious for nearly two days. Ben uses his medical training to tend to her wounds, and after she finally wakes, he suggests that they settle in and remain calm, that help surely will arrive shortly. It’s Alex who realizes that the pilot never filed a flight plan, meaning if they are to survive, they must take action—and quickly.

To make it out of the mountains alive, Alex and Ben will have to cover miles and miles of punishing terrain. With meager supplies, they set out, accompanied by the pilot’s faithful dog. The going is slow, and along the way, the survivors become increasingly dependent on one another as they face a series of perilous situations. Her mental and his physical wherewithal are both needed to overcome the imminent danger they are in.

“They definitely clash over their strategic maneuvers throughout the story, but those are the things that bring them together,” Winslet says. “They have to work together. They have to get through those differences. And then it does take them to the point where they can’t be without one another.”

They also begin to learn intimate details about each other’s lives—though the expressive Alex is initially more forthcoming than the reserved Ben. She reveals that she’s only recently committed to marrying Mark, played by Dermot Mulroney, while introverted Ben, on the other hand, secretly and sparingly listens to classical music on his cell phone, a reminder of his loving wife who passed away from cancer years before. They selflessly begin to care for one another. No matter the threat, neither is willing to leave the other behind.

A fascinating and intelligent drama, “The Mountain Between Us” is an inspiring exploration of selflessness, courage and humanity at its best.

“The Mountain Between Us” opens November 8, 2017 at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Glorietta 4, Tinoma, Market! Market! and Fairview Terraces) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

WATCH: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba star in romance-disaster ‘The Mountain Between Us’

20th Century Fox reveals a glimpse of the breathtaking scenery in the inspiring survivor story of “The Mountain Between Us” with its trailer debut starring Oscar winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba.

A thrilling, edge-of-your-seat film, “The Mountain Between Us” is directed by the masterful Oscar nominated filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (“Paradise Now”), Winslet takes on the role of Alex, a journalist, and Elba plays Ben, a neurosurgeon who both embark on a perilous, transformational journey, despite the odds stacked firmly against them. Braving the elements in freezing temperatures, they have to use all their resources to stay alive.

At its heart, “The Mountain Between Us” is an inspiring exploration of selflessness, courage and humanity at its best that will open in Philippine theatres nationwide on October 25, 2017 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.