The dash-cam doc will be released later this year
TORONTO – Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s The Road Movie. The deal was negotiated by Aleksandar Govedarica following North American premiere at True/False.
“Simply brilliant” says Greg Rubidge, founder and co-director of Syndicado Film Sales, “We elated to be working with Dimitri and representing The Road Movie, which captures everyday life in Russia as told through dash cam footage. Simple in concept and brilliantly executed, it’s be a hit since its world premiere at IDFA.”
Kalashnikov said, “I’ve never even dreamed about my film being distributed in the U.S. Thanks to Syndicado who believed in the film. It’s a great honor for me that ‘The Road Movie’ will be in the company of such great titles that Oscilloscope works with.”
This fascinating mosaic of asphalt adventures and landscape photography, in which video footage from a variety of dashboard cameras presents the absurd and frightening nature of Russia. Alongside a series of bizarre car accidents on the country’s roads, the dashboard cameras also capture other spectacles through the windshield, such as a hysterical wedding guest, a confused man and a horse-drawn sleigh.
The film is produced by Volia Chajkouskaya of Volia Films in co-production with Eight and A Half Studio, Novi Film and Light Cone Pictures.
Kalashnikov’s observational documentary will celebrate its Canadian premiere in Toronto in April. Audiences will have the chance to see The Road Movie in North American theaters later this year.