The Theory Of Flight

The Theory Of FlightBBB.5

(out of 5)

 plays an inventor of sorts who obsesses over creating a uniquely designed aircraft. When he flies one of his prototypes off a public service building and creates some damage, the court assigns him to community service in order make up for the destruction he has caused. His new temporary role leads him to the doorstep of  as a young woman suffering from motor neuron disease, and the film concentrates on the rewarding friendship that eventually follows. Avoiding many of the cliches of this kind of weepy drama, the film is funny and biting, followed by a truly moving finale.

Distant Horizon, BBC Films

United Kingdom, 1998

Directed by

Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Toronto International Film Festival 1998


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