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Romantic Road

(Rated PG)

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"They've become such an important inspiration"

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Overview

Climb aboard a beaten-up 1936 Rolls Royce and join a pair of English eccentrics on a life-altering road trip through India. A married couple in their mid-60s, Rupert and Jan live simply in their rural cottage in the south of England with all manner of chickens, sheep and cats running amok. Leaving their careers behind in the pursuit of spontaneous adventure, Romantic Road follows the duo as they embark on a 5000 mile, six month cross-continental journey to reach Chobi Mela – the International Festival of Photography in Bangladesh. On the way they meet tea-wallahs and maharajahs, traverse treacherous routes, happen upon tribal conflicts and affirm their long-burning affection for each other.

Winner: Best Documentary Feature, Edmonton International Film Festival
"Eccentric and adventurous"
— Docpoint Helsinki

Why You Should See This Film

Executive produced by Sharon Stone, Romantic Road manages to be both a visually stunning travelogue and also a surprisingly moving journey into a decades-old relationship. Coming to grips with complex questions of age, devotion and colonialism, we discover just why the over-the-top Rupert and the thoughtful, quietly spoken Jan have made the perfect couple for so long. As they retrace the steps of their younger selves in their battered jalopy, we’re reminded of the essential importance of remaining a restless traveller.

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  • Year: 2017
  • Rating: PG
  • Director: Oliver McGarvey
  • Duration: 80 minutes
  • Language: English
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