While our filmmakers hunt for foreign locales to shoot
their films, some overseas filmmakers consider India
as their to-be-shot films a fitting location.
latest to join such band of directors is Spanish documentary
filmmaker Chema Rodríguez who has decided to
shoot parts of his first feature film in India this
October. The project, titled Night is Falling in
India, is a road movie about a journey from Spain
to the river Ganges.
film, based on the real story told in "Night
is falling in Katmandu" written by Rodríguez
in 2003, tells the story of Ricardo (Juan Diego),
who back in the day used to take hippies to India
in his van. But he has spent the last ten years of
his life in a wheelchair because of a terminal illness
that has reached its final phase. His final wish is
to die on the shores of the Ganges, so he embarks
on this final journey to the river accompanied by
Dana (Clara Voda), his Romanian assistant.
film is currently being shot in Romania and will then
move to Turkey and Sevilla until the end of July.
The second half of filming is scheduled for October
in India and Almería.
has made over 50 documentaries for television and
three for the cinema.