The Theory of Flight


1h 40m 1998

Brief Synopsis

The story follows the friendship that develops between Jane, a young wheelchair-bound woman suffering from Motor Neurone Disease and Richard, a struggling artist who is hired to take care of her. As Jane longs to regain control over her failing body and life, Richard struggles to rebuild from the fa

Film Details

Also Known As
Theory of Flight
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Medical
Romance
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
Wales, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

The story follows the friendship that develops between Jane, a young wheelchair-bound woman suffering from Motor Neurone Disease and Richard, a struggling artist who is hired to take care of her. As Jane longs to regain control over her failing body and life, Richard struggles to rebuild from the failures of his artistic past. For him, this involves recreating vintage planes that can never fly, while Jane's desire for flight is metaphoric: she wants to lose her virginity before she dies.

Crew

Melanie Allen

Production Designer

Roya Arab

Song

Virginia Arendt

Post-Production Supervisor

Emma Bateman

Visual Effects

Liz Berlin

Song

Tony Blondal

Music Arranger

Bob Bowen

Music Coordinator

Pat Boxshall

Dialogue Editor

Tom Boyner

Art Director

Paul Broucek

Music Supervisor

John Buynak

Song

Charlotte Buys

Dialogue Editor

Ruth Caleb

Producer

Clarence Carter

Song Performer

Clarence Carter

Song

Dion Casey

Steadicam Operator

Frederic Chopin

Music

Dee Clark

Song

Dinah Collin

Costume Designer

Catherine Davies

Makeup Artist

Shan Davies

Line Producer

Mark Day

Editor

Nicky De Beer

Sound Design

Jim Dispirito

Song

Jim Donovan

Song

Paul Edwards

Steadicam Operator

Neville Egunton Staples

Song

Jennie Evans

Editor

Rhidian Evans

Assistant Director

Robert Farr

Rerecording

Richard Ford

Music Editor

Chris Forster

Storyboard Artist

Leslie Fox

Post-Production

Mike Glabicki

Song

Lionel Glass

Projectionist

Sean Cameron Guest

Assistant Director

Jane Hamlyn

Post-Production Supervisor

Elinor Hardy

Dialogue Editor

James Andrew Haven

Assistant Director

Sharron Hawkes

Adr Editor

Rick Hawkins

Writer

Alan Hawksworth

Song

Alan Hawksworth

Song Performer

John Hiatt

Song

John Hiatt

Song Performer

John Hubbard

Casting

Ros Hubbard

Casting

George Jackson

Song

Paul Janssen

Coproducer

Sarah Kane

Art Director

Darius Keeler

Song

Rolfe Kent

Music

Maria Teresa Lara

Song

Tom Lowry

Song

Antonio Machin

Song

Kal Mann

Song

Sasha Mann

Assistant Director

Fabian Marquez

Other

Jeff Matthews

Sound Recordist

Marina Monios

Makeup Supervisor

Sara Morris

Production Coordinator

Van Morrison

Song

Van Morrison

Song Performer

Llyr Morus

Assistant Director

Bryan Moses

Location Manager

Una Nicholson

Wardrobe

Patrick Norman

Song

Jennie Osborn

Assistant Director

Ruth Ozols

Production Coordinator

Chris Panton

Visual Effects

Mark Phillips

Sound

Richard Philpott

Other

Kate Power

Location Manager

Sudhir Pragjee

Coproducer

Mike Ross-trevor

Music

Roseann Samuel

Makeup Artist

Dana Sano

Music Supervisor

Patrick Schweitzer

Location Manager

Tracey Scoffield

Associate Producer

Anant Singh

Producer

Sanjeev Singh

Coproducer

Kendall Smith

Song

Helena Spring

Producer

Sheena Staples

Song

Ivan Strasburg

Director Of Photography

Bev Tatham

Continuity

John C. Taylor

Sound Recordist

David M. Thompson

Producer

Jilly Thornley

Wardrobe

Peter Thornton

Other

Val Wardlow

Visual Effects

Jenn Wetz

Song

Stan White

Dialogue Editor

Kerry Wikstrom

Music Arranger

Allan Wilson

Music Conductor

Film Details

Also Known As
Theory of Flight
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Medical
Romance
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
Wales, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Crystal Star Prize for Best European Film at the 1999 Brussels International Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States January 15, 1999

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States January 1999

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States on Video May 25, 1999

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States Winter December 23, 1998

Shown at Aspen Filmfest (Closing Night) in Aspen, Colorado September 23-27, 1998.

Shown at Brussels International Film Festival (in competition) January 20-31, 1999.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Special Presentation) October 8-18, 1998.

Shown at Denver International Film Festival (Opening Night) October 8-15, 1998.

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 26 - November 15, 1998.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Contemporary International Cinema) in East Hampton, New York October 14-18, 1998.

Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentation) September 10-19, 1998.

Began shooting June 16, 1997.

Completed shooting July 21, 1997.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 26 - November 15, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1999 (Shown at Brussels International Film Festival (in competition) January 20-31, 1999.)

Expanded Release in United States January 15, 1999

Released in United States on Video May 25, 1999

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Aspen Filmfest (Closing Night) in Aspen, Colorado September 23-27, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Special Presentation) October 8-18, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Denver International Film Festival (Opening Night) October 8-15, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentation) September 10-19, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Contemporary International Cinema) in East Hampton, New York October 14-18, 1998.)

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.)

Released in United States Winter December 23, 1998