After a short run on the film festival circuit especially Berlin, Sally Potter’s The Roads Not Taken is kicking off it’s cinematic promotion. Universal Pictures today release the UK Trailer as Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning head on an existential journey to New York City.
Potter is renowned for her British set arthouse films such as Ginger & Rosa, Rage,Orlando, The Party. A career that’s spanned 50 years her latest sees her head on a rare trip into American film.
The film tells the story of a father and daughter (Bardem and Fanning) who head to New York City. The film focuses on the pairs relationship and how she copes with her father’s chaotic mind. As he tackles with the journey of what life could have been his daughter starts to reconsider her future.
THE ROADS NOT TAKEN follows 24 turbulent hours in the life of father and daughter Leo (Bardem) and Molly (Fanning) as she grapples with the challenges of dealing with her father’s chaotic mental state. But as they weave their way around New York City, their ordinary but stressful day takes on a hallucinatory and epic quality, for Leo is seamlessly flowing in and out of two other parallel lives – a passionate marriage with his childhood sweetheart Dolores (Hayek) in Mexico a life of solitude on a remote Greek island, where a chance encounter with two young tourists unmasks some uncomfortable truths….
The film weaves a rich, cinematic tapestry as Leo’s parallel lives – visible only to him – gradually unravel in moments of tragedy, happiness, regret and humour. It is only Molly who eventually begins to understand his secret selves.
The award-winning writer and director Sally Potter’s ground-breaking credits include the likes of Orlando, Ginger & Rosa, The Party and Yes.
The film also stars Branka Katic, Milena Tscharntke, Laura Linney, and Salma Hayek.
The Roads Not Taken will be releasesd in the UK and Ireland from 11th Spetember.