ROMANTIC ROAD [MOVIE]
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 honour 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 7000 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.