Romantic Road

Romantic Road
  • 2017
  • Canada / Bangladesh / India / Nepal / UK
  • 1h 20min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Oliver McGarvey
  • Cast: Jan Grey, Rupert Grey, Mark Sealy, Ankur Vikal

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London lawyer and wife re-define later life by motoring across rural India in their battered 1936 vintage car, falling into company with tea-wallahs and maharajahs, dodging tribal conflicts and battling with border-officials to get to a human rights festival in Bangladesh.

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 5000 miles. Though Rupert was at the wheel, Jan quietly propels the journey with a gentle strength and we witness their lasting love grow stronger through this incredible experience.

Director: Oliver McGarvey

Cast: Jan Grey, Rupert Grey, Mark Sealey

Canada UK, India, Nepal, & Bangladesh

2021

Run 1:20

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