BookMyShow unveils 'Red Lorry Film Festival'

BookMyShow unveils 'Red Lorry Film Festival'

The summer of 2024 will witness the grand arrival of BookMyShow’s own film festival IP.

Red Lorry Film Festival

Mumbai: Cinema, as a universal language unfettered by borders, possesses a mesmerising power to transport individuals beyond geographical confines. Further to decades of driving intrigue, passion and love for movies, BookMyShow, India’s leading entertainment destination announced the launch of Red Lorry Film Festival, a curated cinematic universe featuring the finest content from across the globe, all under one roof. Set to captivate cinephiles, the Film Festival spotlights a power-packed slate of nearly 75 illustrious titles that will serve as enchanting gateways, offering glimpses into diverse cultures, perspectives and storytelling legacies. A large section of this esteemed lineup comprises titles making their debut on the Indian silver screen following their international theatrical releases, alongside exclusive titles commencing their theatrical journey at Red Lorry Film Festival.

With each frame, the movies and TV series on Red Lorry Film Festival’s roster will beckon audiences to distant realms, weaving tales that spark curiosity and invite exploration of the rich tapestry of our global film community. The cinematic extravaganza spanning languages comprising Scandinavian (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish), French, Spanish, German, Turkish, Russian and more, will paint the entertainment capital of India red 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. This Intellectual Property (IP) comes on the heels of Bigtree Entertainment Pvt Ltd, the parent company of BookMyShow’s 25-year milestone of shaping India's entertainment landscape. Its profound expertise, nuanced comprehension of audience preferences and underscoring the enduring and evolving tastes of Indian cinephiles converged in this momentous celebration marked by the launch of BookMyShow’s Red Lorry Film Festival.

Carrying forward its legacy of driving quality entertainment experiences for millions of Indians over the past two decades and being the go-to platform for all things entertainment, BookMyShow introduces Red Lorry Film Festival as a natural extension to its entertainment repertoire, curating an action-packed three-day International Film Festival that will cater to cinephiles seeking an unparalleled cinematic experience. Red Lorry Film Festival will feature marquee cinematic masterpieces through partnerships with leading global studios and production giants including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros, Disney, Lionsgate, Blue Finch Films, Latido Films, SND Group M6, Vision Distribution, Global Screen, REinvent Studios, Charades, TrustNordisk, Autlook Filmsales, LevelK, Indie Sales, amongst others.

Speaking on the launch of Red Lorry Film Festival, BookMyShow COO – cinemas Ashish Saksena said, "Cinema has been deeply engraved in the DNA of Indians, serving as a celebration of culture, rich diversity and community spirit. Reflecting on the past quarter-century this artistic medium has experienced significant growth, evolution and pioneering achievements, catalysing a revolution in entertainment. After entertaining millions of Indian cine-goers as their de-facto platform of choice for all things movies, BookMyShow is all set to usher in Red Lorry Film Festival, a celebration of cinematic excellence and storytelling diversity. The festival marks a momentous prelude to the celebration of our 25-year journey of elevating consumer experiences and underscores our commitment to fostering the growth of the entertainment industry in India."

Red Lorry Film Festival will seamlessly blend the magic of cinema with unparalleled peripheral experiences inspired by the movies, including culinary delights and lifestyle offerings. Spanning over 10 languages, the meticulously curated content slate branches into premieres, Hollywood blockbusters, ⁠world cinema, after dark, ⁠⁠columbia 100, TV series, Scandinavian Noir, Hola Spain, Dmdocumentaries, ⁠⁠retrospectives & Tributes. It will also raise the curtains on international and local gems for the first time, much-awaited blockbusters, exclusive premieres of restored classics and exciting launches of some TV Series which are not yet available in India. Featuring a rich landscape of cinematic brilliance from global languages, the festival unveiled its first slate of bespoke titles available for film enthusiasts to revel in at this summer's three-day cinematic extravaganza.

As we continue to make way for the silver screen magic in April, Red Lorry Film Festival rides high on reels of exceptional content from the world over. With genres ranging from action thrillers, psychological thrillers, horror, crime mystery, courtroom drama, war tragedy, comedy, romance and more, the festival will also introduce avant-garde experimental pieces on the big screen. Red Lorry Film Festival will serve as a platform for both renowned & established and emerging filmmakers to showcase their craft and connect with audiences on a deeper level. Attendees can expect to be transported on a cinematic journey like no other, with each film carefully curated to ignite imagination, inspire dialogue and evoke a range of emotions.

Offering a window into global cinematic masterpieces, BookMyShow’s Red Lorry Film Festival will feature the award-winning French courtroom drama ‘The Goldman’s Case’ starring Arieh Worthalter, Scandinavian Noir such as Danish TV series special ‘Oxen’ an action-packed thriller created by the Emmy award-winning screenwriting duo Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe and ‘Good Boy’, a Norwegian after-dark psychological thriller, ‘Evil’, a Swedish coming-of-age teen drama based on Jan Guillou’s classical best-selling novel Rising Star, ‘The Beasts’, a Spanish thriller and winner of 56 Awards including Goya Awards, César Awards, San Sebastián International Film Festival amongst others, ‘The Last Night of Amore’, an Italian thriller starring superstar Pierfrancesco Favino, ‘Shoshana’, the Italian tragic romance film directed by Michael Winterbottom, ‘Hesitation Wound’, a Turkish legal drama and winner of the Feature Film Competition at Zurich Film Festival, ‘Stella. A Life.’, a German war tragedy starring the iconic Paula Beer, ‘Blue Whale’, a Russian horror-thriller inspired by true events of the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ incident in Russia.

Here’s the complete list of the first set of titles announced as part of Red Lorry Film Festival’s unique curated line-up, with more titles to be announced soon. Tickets to BookMyShow’s Film Festival are now live exclusively on the platform. Starting at Rs. 1499/- for a season ticket to all three days of the cinematic extravaganza, Red Lorry Film Festival is going to be one for the books!

In BookMyShow’s consumer survey report titled ‘The CineFiles’ released in 2023, we found that 90 per cent respondent’s usual go-to option for out-of-home experiences is catching the latest movie release in the theatre amongst other leisure activities, further reiterating that the big screen theatre experience continues to be a mainstay in the cultural fabric of India. With 63 per cent having movies on their mind at least once every fortnight, it is certain that the cinematic experience is the choicest form of entertainment for cinephiles across the length and breadth of the country, with the younger GenZ and Millennial cohorts thinking of the big screen experience for their movie watching outing every week!