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Cinematic Quest – Exploring Under-Appreciated Travel Films

When it comes to travel movies, all we have in our backpack are Before Trilogy, Into The Wild, Hangover Trilogy, Eat Pray Love and Motorcycle Diaries. If you’re a Bollywood fan, then the list is limited to Dil Chahta Hai, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Piku and Tamasha. So, it’s high time to taste something new and cross the mediocre boundaries of Cinema. Let’s watch the lesser-known gems of travel films, where storytelling transcends borders and cultures. From quiet reflections in remote corners to unexpected adventures off the beaten path, these films offer more than just picturesque landscapes—they capture the essence of exploration and human connection.

Tracks (2013)

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver  

Directed by: John Curran

Traverse the Australian outback with “Tracks”, a lesser-known yet captivating adventure. Based on Robyn Davidson’s remarkable memoir, this film chronicles her remarkable trek with camels and canine companions. Joined by a National Geographic lensman, her odyssey becomes a mesmerising tale of endurance and self-discovery. Don’t miss this cinematic gem, a must-watch for every hardcore traveller out there.

 

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Starring: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves  

Directed by: Gus Van Sants

Hop on a soul-searching odyssey with Mike and Scott as they navigate the highways from Portland to Rome. “My Own Private Idaho” draws inspiration from Shakespeare’s timeless themes, weaving a narrative of friendship and self-realisation. Beyond the plot, the performances elevate this journey into an unforgettable cinematic experience.

 

On the Road (2012)

Starring: Sam Riley, Garret Hedlund, Kristen Stewart  

Directed by: Walter Salles

Let’s go on a journey through the heart of America alongside a young writer and his companion. “On The Road” delves into the depths of freedom, rebellion, and the clash between tradition and liberation. Based on Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel of the same name, this cinematic odyssey breathes life into the pages of adventure. While the film captures the essence, the boundless spirit of the road truly unfolds within the pages of Kerouac’s masterpiece.

 

The Way (2010)

Starring: Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt, Yorick van Wageningen  

Directed by: Emilio Estevez

A father’s Pilgrimage through the winding paths of France, “The Way” is a poignant tale of loss and rediscovery. Amidst breathtaking landscapes, this emotional journey delves into themes of grief and resilience. Add this gem to your cinematic itinerary for a soul-stirring exploration, and watch along with your pals while on the way to your next destination.

 

Two For The Road (1967)

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron  

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Southern France, “Two For The Road” follows a couple’s introspective voyage. Amidst scenic vistas and heartfelt conversations, their twelve-year relationship unfolds, revealing layers of love and longing. Let this enchanting film spark your wanderlust and ignite a desire to explore the roads less travelled.


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