A HEART-warming documentary is set to screen in the Lakes this month.

Romantic Road, brought to audiences by Screenbound Pictures and Blue Dolphin Films, is an intimate journey into the world of two golden-aged Britons who road-trip across India in their 1930’s Rolls Royce.

The documentary brims with tales of danger, self-reflections and ultimately a deep love affair against the backdrop of class divides with ruminations on the embers of an empire.

It follows Rupert Grey, a practising lawyer and photographer, and his wife Jan, a bereavement visitor. As retirement lingers on the horizon they are invited to a human rights festival in Dhaka as the guests of honour, but Rupert believes in sabbaticals not retirement. Shipping the family car – a notoriously battered 1936 Rolls Royce – to Mumbai they embark on a journey across India spanning six months and over 5,000 miles. 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.

Romantic Road will be screening at the Zefirellis in Ambleside from October 8. Visit: https://www.zeffirellis.com/film/romantic-road