Road, Movie to open 60th Berlin Film Festival


By Bollywood Hungama News Network

The Opening Night Generation 14plus Gala of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival has been confirmed as Road, Movie from writer/director Dev Benegal, presented by The Indian Film Company (TIFC) in association with Studio 18.

The film has already received glowing public receptions in Toronto, Tokyo and Doha before heading to Berlin. Road, Movie will screen in the Generation 14plus competitive programme. The movie is represented by International Sales giant Fortissimo Films, its first Hindi language title. The film will be theatrically released in Germany later this year by Senator Film.

Road, Movie is written and directed by Dev Benegal was English, August. His second feature presentation Split Wide Open premiered at the Venice International Film Festival.

Road, Movie follows Vishnu played by Abhay Deol, as a restless young man who rejects his father's faltering hair-oil business and hits the road with a Chevy travelling cinema in search of freedom. Along the journey Vishnu ponders his life's priorities as he learns to appreciate his culture and the power of friendship and love. Colourful and full of unforgettable characters, Road, Movie celebrates India's panorama and the pure love of film. Deol is supported by Satish Kaushik and Tannishtha Chatterjee.

On having his film invited to open the Generation section, Dev Benegal comments, "I'm thrilled that Road, Movie is the opening film for Berlinale Generation 14plus. It's a story close to my heart; about the young generation, our love for the open road, music and the desire to break free and celebrate independence. It's an honour to be at the Berlinale in its 60th year and I look forward to meeting the young audiences coming to see my film."