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Romantic Road

Audiences at festivals worldwide have fallen head over heels for this eccentric and adventurous road-trip documentary which has taken out the top prizes at two prestigious Canadian film festivals.

Rupert and Jan are an English couple in their late 60s living in the south of England. They still receive their milk from a milkman every day, their rural cottage is alive with chickens, sheep and cats, and their family car is a hand-me-down 1936 Rolls Royce. After being invited to a human rights conference in India, they decide to turn the trip into an epic adventure. Shipping their beloved Rolls Royce across to the sub-continent, they embark upon an ambitious 5000-mile, six-month journey from Mumbai to Dhakar battling local officials, dodging tribal conflicts and dining with maharajahs.

Executive produced by Sharon Stone, this feature debut by director Oliver McGarvey is an inspiring adventure story, an ode to rekindling love, and a fascinating look at a country often excessively romanticised. This is an exciting reminder that one is never too old to set out on a crazy adventure.

Director
Oliver McGarvey
Cast
Jan Grey, Rupert Grey
2017 | 80 min
Documentary
United Kingdom, Canada, India, Bangladesh
PG
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TIMES COLONIST
Redefines expedition film-making.
BBC
Winner
Best Film, Victoria Film Festival 2019
Winner
Best Film, Edmonton International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection
DocPoint Helsinksi Documentary Film Festival 2018

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