Spring 2005 Edge series
Sunday, April 3, 2005 at 4:00pm
Sunday, April 3, 2005 at 7:00pm
Rated 14A ·
Enduring Love is the tale of one man’s life turned upside down when a number of unfortunate events collide. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, Claire. But as Joe and Claire prepare to open a bottle of champagne, their idyll comes to an abrupt end. A hot air balloon drifts into the field, obviously in trouble. The pilot catches his leg in the anchor rope, while the only passenger, a boy, is too scared to jump down. Joe and three other men rush to their aid. Just as they think they have secured the basket, the wind strikes and at once the rescuer, too, become airborne. Joe manages to drop to the ground, as do most of his companions, but one man is lifted skywards. As Joe, Claire and the other rescuers watch this strangely beautiful sight, they see the man fall to his death. Recalling the day’s events at dinner with friends, Joe reveals the impact the accident has had on his battered psyche. Ironically the balloon eventually lands safely, the boy unscathed. But fate has far more unpleasant things in store for Joe.
“Hitchcockian-inspired entertainment that haunts to the last frame.” – Jeanne Aufmuth, Palo Alto Weekly