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INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE COMPETITION

ROADS

Directed by Sebastian Schipper
FEATURE NARRATIVE 99 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE ROADS
Two loners in search of family find solace in friendship in this cross-cultural road movie from Sebastian Schipper (Victoria). Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk) plays Gyllen, a rebellious British teen who escapes a stifling family vacation by stealing his step dad's campervan and driving through Morocco and Spain to visit his real father in France. Joining forces with William (Stéphane Bak), the two 17 year olds hit the road in an impromptu border-crossing adventure.

The boisterous Gyllen and the thoughtful, undocumented William make an unlikely duo. Visiting from the Congo, William is headed to a French refugee camp to look for his missing brother and is trying to stay under the radar. But it doesn’t take long for their personalities to rub off on each other and they soon cheerfully dub themselves “Team Crazy, Risky, Stupid.” The film is a spirited portrayal of two vulnerable young men struggling to step into their adult selves without the security of family to ground them or male role models to emulate. Capturing with acute sensitivity what it means to live on the margins of mainstream society, the insightful script and poignant performances strike a hopeful tone.

—Lucy Mukerjee
About the Director(s)
Sebastian Schipper is an actor-turned-director. He appeared in features including Winter Sleepers, Run Lola Run, and The English Patient, and directed Gigantic (Absolute Giganten), A Friend Of Mine, Sometime In August, and Victoria, which won a Silver Bear at Berlinale and six German Film Awards including Best Film and Best Director.

Film Info
  • Section:
    International Narrative Competition
  • Year:
    2019
  • Length:
    99 minutes
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Sebastian Schipper
  • Producer:
    David Keitsch, Sebastian Schipper
  • Screenwriter:
    Sebastian Schipper, Oliver Ziegenbalg
  • Cinematographer:
    Matteo Cocco
  • Editor:
    Monica Coleman
  • Cast:
    Fionn Whitehead, Stéphane Bak, Moritz Bleibtreu

Contacts
  • Press Contact
    Steven Raphael
    Required Viewing
    New York, NY 10014
    Phone: 212 206 0118
    sterapha@aol.com
  • Print Source
    Roy Carroll
    Schedule 2
    London, N4 3JG
    Phone: +44 20 7379 6072
    roy@schedule2.com
  • US Sales Contact
    Nick Ogiony
    CAA
    Los Angeles, 90067
    Phone: 424-288-2000
    nick.ogiony@caa.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Gabrielle Stewart
    Hanway Films
    gs@hanwayfilms.com

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