Janapar Film Screening, Q&A and Book Signing
Regal Picture House
“It was the start of a brand new life, but Tom Allen’s dream journey takes an unlikely detour when he falls in love with an Iranian girl. Self-shot over four years, Janapar is an honest and life affirming tale of finding what you’re looking for when you least expect it”.
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About this True Story
23-year-old Englishman Tom Allen is all set for a successful career, but he finds himself persisted by the question of our time: isn’t there more to life than this? Leaving it all behind, Tom sets off on the ultimate quest for freedom.
For the next 12,000 miles, with neither maps nor guidebooks, Tom films the unfolding of his dream as he cycles and camps his way across three continents. But the journey takes an unlikely detour when he falls in love with an Iranian-Armenian girl. Struggling to keep his dream alive, Tom convinces Tenny to get on a bicycle and join him. But when things don’t go to plan, Tom is forced to continue riding alone. His decisions lead him to the depths of the Sahara desert, where — amid challenges unimaginable — he catches a glimpse of the answer he set out to find. Filmed over four years with cinematic ambition, Janapar — named after the Armenian word for journey — is an honest and life-affirming tale of finding what you’re looking for when you least expect it.
The film will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing with Janapar’s Tom Allen. Tickets for the film cost £9.50 and are available from the Regal Cinema Box Office in Henley-On-Thames.
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