Director: Oliver McGarvey | 90-mins. | Canada | 2017 | Documentary | TRAILER ROMANTIC ROAD has won our 2017 EIFF Feature Film Award for Best Documentary. Congratulations! Opening Night Gala Film
Director: Oliver McGarvey | 90-mins. | Canada | 2017 | Documentary | TRAILER
ROMANTIC ROAD has won our 2017 EIFF Feature Film Award for Best Documentary. Congratulations!
Opening Night Gala Film + After-Party! Tucked away in the south of England, Rupert & Jan Grey have been living their lives the way they see fit. Rupert (66) is a practicing lawyer & photographer, Jan (66) a bereavement visitor. They have raised three daughters in an old drafty cottage and retirement is on the horizon. At this pivotal moment, they are invited to a human rights festival in Bangladesh as guests of honor and they decide to drive there in their family car – a notoriously battered 1936 Rolls Royce. Rupert believes in sabbaticals not retirement, so they ship the Rolls to Mumbai and motor across India to Dhaka. They fall into company with tea-wallahs and maharajahs, dodge tribal conflicts and battle border officials ultimately landing their car in the hands of the Bangladeshi Customs.
Rupert & Jan are living proof you can live your dreams no matter how odd, wild or crazy they might be – a rare glimpse into a uniquely inspired expedition that redefines later-life. Side by side, they drove for six months and covered over 5,000 miles. Though Rupert was at the wheel, Jan quietly propels the journey with a gentle strength and we witness their deep and lasting love grow stronger through this incredible experience.
About the Director:
Oliver McGarvey was born in London, UK and spent his early days growing up on the prairies of Canada in Edmonton. After attending film school in Paris he founded a small production company called Rover Films, which primarily focuses on short narratives and documentaries. Currently he is releasing his debut feature length documentary film executive produced by Sharon Stone, ROMANTIC ROAD, and is in pre-production for a feature thriller to be shot north of Yellowknife in the barren lands.
Official Website: www.romanticroadmov.com
Age appropriate for: All ages
Guests attending: Oliver McGarvey (Director) and Rupert & Jan Gray
(Thursday) 6:30 pm
Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre
10200 102 Ave NW , Edmonton, AB, T5J 4B7