Spanish filmmaker to shoot road movie in India

MUMBAI: 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.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Rodríguez has made over 50 documentaries for television and three for the cinema.

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