When "The Mountain Between Us" premieres tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival, audiences will be treated to a romantic drama starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet as two strangers struggling to survive after a plane crash, with cinematography by Mandy Walker.
Beyond the film's amazing scenery, Walker says, the shots were about creating mood.
“So, for instance, sometimes we go a little colder and a little darker when we feel that the characters are maybe going to die, and we're always moving with them,” she says. “We want the audience to feel like they're on the journey. They're in a situation that's really dangerous and harsh, but beautiful. Like [director] Hany [Abu-Assad] said, the really important thing is that every so often it's breathtakingly beautiful, and that was really important to him. But you also have to feel their experience and their fear.”