THE LEISURE SEEKER

Monday, February 12

Director: Paolo Virzì
Cast: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Chelle Ramos
Year: 2017
Runtime: 112 min
Country: Italy | France
Language: English
Rating: PG

The Leisure Seeker was the nickname of the old RV used by Ella and John Spencer to go on vacation with their children in the 1970s. On a summer morning, to escape a destiny of medical care that would keep them apart forever, the couple leave their adult and intrusive children astonished as they board that dated vehicle for a new adventure down Old Route 1, towards Key West. John is ditzy and absent-minded but strong, Ella is exhausted and fragile but still very lucid, together they seem to hardly compose a single person. Their trip through an America they no longer recognize – between hilarious moments and others of real terror - is the occasion to live again a love story nourished by passion and devotion, but also by secret obsessions that emerge brutally, revealing surprises up to the last instant.

“The Leisure Seeker takes a potentially hackneyed storyline on paper and turns it into something wonderfully moving with the help of two seasoned actors at the top of their game.” - Toronto Film Scene

Watch the Leisure Seeker trailer on YouTube

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