BookMyShow Unveils 'Red Lorry Film Festival'

BookMyShow introduces its film festival intellectual property, marking Bigtree Entertainment's 25th anniversary of curated entertainment experiences


BookMyShow revealed the ‘Red Lorry Film Festival’, a curated cinematic universe featuring content from across the globe, under one roof. The film festival spotlights a slate of nearly 75 titles that will serve as gateways, offering glimpses into diverse cultures, perspectives and storytelling legacies. A large section of this lineup comprises titles making their debut on the Indian silver screen following their international theatrical releases, alongside exclusive titles commencing their theatrical journey at the festival.

The cinematic festival spanning languages comprising Scandinavian (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish), French, Spanish, German, Turkish, Russian and more, will take place from 5 to 7 April 2024 at Maison Inox at Jio World Plaza and Maison PVR at Jio World Drive, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai. This intellectual property (IP) comes on the heels of Bigtree Entertainment’s 25-year milestone.

This three-day international film festival will feature 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 and Indie Sales, amongst others.

Speaking on the launch of Red Lorry Film Festival, Ashish Saksena, COO – Cinemas, BookMyShow 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 the 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."

Peripheral experiences at the festival will include culinary and lifestyle offerings inspired by the movies. Spanning over 10 languages, the content slate branches into premieres, Hollywood blockbusters, world cinema, after dark, ⁠⁠Columbia 100, TV series, Scandinavian noir, hola Spain, documentaries, ⁠retrospectives and 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 launches of some TV Series which are not yet available in India.

With genres ranging from action thrillers, psychological thrillers, horror, crime mystery, courtroom drama, war tragedy, comedy, romance and more, the festival will also introduce experimental pieces on the big screen. The festival will serve as a platform for both renowned and emerging filmmakers to showcase their craft and connect with audiences on a deeper level.

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.

In BookMyShow’s consumer survey report titled ‘The CineFiles’ released in 2023, it was revealed that 90 per cent of respondent’s usual go-to option for out-of-home experiences is catching the latest movie release in the theatre amongst other leisure activities, with 63 per cent having movies on their mind at least once every fortnight.

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