THE ROADS NOT TAKEN
UNIVERSAL are pleased to release the first official UK trailer and poster for acclaimed director Sally Potter’s new film THE ROADS NOT TAKEN, featuring a remarkable cast including Javier Bardem (Skyfall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, No Country For Old Men), Elle Fanning (The Beguiled, Neon Demon, Maleficent), Salma Hayek (Tale of Tales, Frida, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) and Laura Linney (Ozark, Sully, Nocturnal Animals), opening in UK and Irish cinemas on 11 September 2020.
THE ROADS NOT TAKEN follows 24 turbulent hours in the life of father and daughter Leo (Bardem) and Molly (Fanning) as she grapples with the challenges of dealing with her father’s chaotic mental state. But as they weave their way around New York City, their ordinary but stressful day takes on a hallucinatory and epic quality, for Leo is seamlessly flowing in and out of two other parallel lives – a passionate marriage with his childhood sweetheart Dolores (Hayek) in Mexico a life of solitude on a remote Greek island, where a chance encounter with two young tourists unmasks some uncomfortable truths….
The film weaves a rich, cinematic tapestry as Leo’s parallel lives – visible only to him – gradually unravel in moments of tragedy, happiness, regret and humour. It is only Molly who eventually begins to understand his secret selves.
The award-winning writer and director Sally Potter’s ground-breaking credits include the likes of Orlando, Ginger & Rosa, The Party and Yes.