November 15, 2020
Switch Lily Meek, "As soon as 'Romantic Road' starts, you come to the understanding that Rupert Grey is a walking paradox - a London lawyer and walking oddity of fun self-expression. This documentary is the story of Rupert embracing old age. Content with his life of obscurity and adventure, he sets about conquering retirement with some serious risk-taking. After much research and a lifelong dream, Rupert travels the entire outskirts of India in his father's old Rolls Royce, a gesture quite poignant in its commemoration of both his father and the service of the car to the family."
BEST OF FESTIVAL - Victoria Film Festival
One English couple. One battered English car. 5000 miles through the heart of India.
Meet Rupert and Jan Grey, a free-spirited and eccentric upper-class English couple in their sixties, married for 35 years and on the verge of retirement.
At a time when most couples are preparing for a simple life, this intrepid couple ignore everyoneâ€™s advice and embark on a remarkable journey â€“ to drive Rupertâ€™s fatherâ€™s 1936 Rolls Royce across India on their way to a photography festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Over six months and some 5000 miles, they fall into company with tea-wallahs and maharajahs, dodge tribal conflicts, negotiate with border officials and make constant mechanical repairs.
Truly unique among adventure films, Oliver McGarveyâ€™s stunning documentary is at once a rare glimpse into an inspired expedition, a study of a love story 35 years in the making and a reminder to never stop embracing the possibilities of life.
Director: Oliver McGarvey (feature debut)
Cast: Rupert Grey, Jan GreyMark Sealy, Ankur Vikal
PG, Coarse language & drug references 81 mins Bangladesh, Canada, India, Nepal, UK 2017
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Meet Rupert and Jan Grey, a free-spirited and eccentric upper-class English couple in their sixties, married for 35 years and on the verge of retirement. One English couple. One battered English car. 5000 miles through the heart of India. PG 1 hr 21 mins
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