BookMyShow announces A24’s ‘Civil War’ as the opening film for Red Lorry Film Festival

BookMyShow announces A24’s ‘Civil War’ as the opening film for Red Lorry Film Festival

Official festival ambassador Sanjeev Kumar Bijli also recommends One Life and Cottontail.

Red Lorry Film Festival

Mumbai: BookMyShow, India’s leading entertainment destination today announced Alex Garland directed ‘Civil War’ from A24 as the opening film of the entertainment platform’s Red Lorry Film Festival. Official ambassador of the Film Festival, Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, executive director of PVR INOX Ltd recommends the film amidst his top three from Red Lorry Film Festival’s exciting slew of titles and is a part of the films that he has personally curated for the Festival.

Bringing a dystopian future America, in the guise of the exhilarating, heart-pounding and much-awaited political thriller to Indian shores, BookMyShow’s Red Lorry Film Festival offers attendees a chance to be a part of the exclusive premiere of ‘Civil War’, before its global release. The film sees a small team of military-embedded journalists traveling the United States as the country is embroiled in its first Civil War since the 1800s, where the states of California and Texas have seceded from the nation to form the Western Forces.

The film, released by PVR INOX Pictures in India, boasts of a star-studded cast including the Cannes Award-winning actress, Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura who grew to fame after his lead role as Pablo Escobar in ‘Narcos’, celebrated actor and comedian Nick Offerman and the ‘Dune’ starrer Stephen McKinley Henderson.

Critics commend lead actress Dunst, in one of the most-anticipated adrenaline-filled films this year, for her terrific depiction of a photojournalist documenting the end of democracy. Quoting Deadline, “Civil War presents itself as a road movie with a dark twist, focusing on the lengths to which journalists will go to uncover and document the horrors of war. This premise is an exploration of journalistic integrity, the cost of truth and the human spirit’s resilience.”

Upon announcing Civil War as the opening film for Red Lorry Film Festival, BookMyShow COO – cinemas Ashish Saksena said, "We are thrilled to present 'Civil War' as the opening film of Red Lorry Film Festival. From its visually stunning poster to its high production value, this film is a testament to the excellence of cinema. With impeccable sound design, cinematography of A+ quality and critics debating if it's Alex Garland's finest work, 'Civil War' promises an unforgettable cinematic experience. Its gripping narrative and sheer brilliance across every cinematic sphere ensure that watching this film on the big screen will be an experience you won't want to miss!"

BookMyShow introduced Red Lorry Film Festival, a curated cinematic universe featuring over 100 titles  from across the globe, all under one roof from 5 to 7 April 2024 at state-of-the-art cinemas Maison INOX at Jio World Plaza and Maison PVR at Jio World Drive, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai.

Red Lorry Film Festival ambassador, Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, executive director, PVR INOX Ltd has carefully curated a select few titles for this International Film Festival, harbouring a soft touch for emotional dramas that one can relate to. Sanjeev Kumar Bijli said, "We're excited to join forces with BookMyShow as they celebrate their 25th anniversary with the Red Lorry Film Festival, featuring an eclectic selection of  titles from around the globe that are sure to strike a chord with audiences. Drama has always been a popular genre among film enthusiasts, evolving over time to reflect shifts in society and culture. Finding the right balance of drama and emotion is crucial for a film's success, captivating audiences and keeping them engaged with the storyline. We are confident that three emotional dramas showcased will captivate viewers with their compelling narratives and characters. This collaboration between PVR INOX and BookMyShow brings together the finest in entertainment, promising an unforgettable cinematic experience for cinephiles."

Misfortune and tragedies are no stranger to history and movies about victory, loyalty, friendship and redemption speak of that hard-hitting truth bringing poignant moments of moral learning, strong principles and ethical values to light.

In addition to the highly-anticipated exclusive premiere of ‘Civil War’ as the opening film with its dark twists and turns, here are two other impactful and poignant movies to watch at Red Lorry Film Festival which are personally handpicked by Sanjeev Kumar Bijli:

  •    One Life: It is based on the true story of British humanitarian Sir Nicholas Winton as he looks back on his past efforts to help groups of Jewish children in German-occupied Czechoslovakia to hide and flee in 1938–39, just before the beginning of World War II. The film stars one of Britain's most recognisable and prolific actors Anthony Hopkins in the lead role as Sir Nicholas, with the award-winning Jonathan Pryce and Helena Bonham Carter in supporting roles.
  •    Cottontail: A widower from Japan travels with his estranged son to England in order to fulfil his late wife's dying wish. Fulfilling a last wish is the start of the road of reconciliation for a father and son in Patrick Dickinson’s sensitive family drama, which is delicately composed and elevated by a touching performance from Lily Franky.

As the curtains rise on Red Lorry Film Festival, movie lovers are in for a treat with hand-picked titles from across the world, promising to deliver thrills, chills, dark, teary and dreary delights. So, book your tickets here, mark your calendars and watch out for more. Starting at just Rs 1499/-, Red Lorry Film Festival is going to be the best indoor experience this summer!

As BigTree Entertainment Pvt Ltd, the parent company of BookMyShow, commemorates a significant milestone of 25 years in reshaping India's entertainment landscape, its profound expertise, nuanced comprehension of audience preferences and spotlighting of the enduring and evolving tastes of Indian cinephiles have converged in a momentous celebration which was marked by the launch of the new intellectual property, Red Lorry Film Festival.