US: Qualifier screenings December 2017;
General release Jan 19, 2018
Netherlands: 4 Jan, 2018
France: L'échappée belle 3 Jan, 2018
Italy: Ella & John 18 gennaio, 2018
Germany: 8 February, 2018
Norway: 23 March, 2018
UK: 13 April, 2018
THE LEISURE SEEKER
WITH HELEN MIRREN, DONALD SUTHERLAND
Written by: Stephen Amidon, Francesca Archibugi, Francesco Piccolo and Paolo Virzì
Produced by: Indiana Production, with Rai Cinema in association with 3 Marys Entertainment in collaboration with Motorino Amaranto.
The film stars Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable cross-country journey in their vintage camper. Ella and John are fleeing the suffocating care of their doctors and grown children. He is distracted but strong; she is frail but sharp. Their journey aboard the faithful old camper they call The Leisure Seeker takes them from Massachusetts to Key West. Sharing moments of exhilaration and anguish, they recapture their passion for life and their love for one another on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.