Learning To Drive UK Gala Screening will be held on Thursday 2nd June 2016 at the Curzon Mayfair, London (38 CURZON STREET, LONDON, W1J 7TY).
CAST & FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE: BEN KINGSLEY, PATRICIA CLARKSON & DIRECTOR ISABEL COIXET. PLUS ADDITIONAL CELEBRITY GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE.
Press pens open: 5.15pm
Photographers draw: 5.30pm
Press pens close: 5.45pm
Doors open: 6.10pm
Talent arrivals: 6.00pm
Guests seated: 6.15pm
Wendy is a fiery Manhattan book critic whose husband has just left her for another woman; Darwan is a softly-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her to drive in a bid to reclaim her independence, her unravelling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit but as he teaches her to take control of the wheel, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the possibility of starting life anew.
Based on a soul-searching essay by critic Katha Pollitt featured in the New Yorker, the act of learning to drive becomes a metaphor for Wendy’s regeneration and her need to move forward.
Sir Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson lead an acclaimed international cast including Sarita Choudhury (A Hologram for the King, Homeland) and Grace Gummer (Frances Ha, American Horror Story) in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks.
On Thursday 2nd June 2016 Sir Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson and Director Isabel Coixet will join a number of celebrity guests at the Gala Screening of LEARNING TO DRIVE at Curzon Mayfair.
Running time: 90mins
Vertigo Releasing’s LEARNING TO DRIVE will reach deep into your heart when it hits cinemas on 10th June 2016.
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