Drakes Avenue Pictures aqcuires new documentary 'The Road: A Story of Life and Death'

20/11/2012

Our subsidiary Drakes Avenue Pictures has acquired the latest film from acclaimed documentarian Marc Isaacs (All White in Barking; Men of the City). The Road: A Story of Life and Death offers a fascinating and intimate insight into the lives of people who have come to from afar and struggled to make the city their home. The film will open in UK cinemas on 22nd February 2013.

Isaacs introduces a diverse number of characters who have made their way to London, from all over the world, in order to seek a better life. There’s a young Irish woman who dreams of becoming a singer, who takes a job pulling pints in Cricklewood, serving the generations of Irish people who came over before her; a lonely Irish ex construction worker loosing his battle to booze; a man from Kashmir working in a hotel, trying to earn enough money so his wife can join him; an elderly Jewish woman who fled Vienna when Hitler was in power; and a glamorous retired German air stewardess living with her estranged husband.

"The Road is a moving story of immigrants that has all the power of last year’s Dreams Of A Life."
Screen International

"Isaacs has an astounding gift for getting people to open up to him and he uses film the way a skilled artist uses paint. The result is beautiful, heartbreaking and profoundly humane”

The Time Online




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