2012 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. Official Selection. "On The Road"


This is the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's book, ON THE ROAD, beloved by millions of readers for over 50 years. This road movie is directed by Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles (CENTRAL STATION, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES); while the cast include Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Amy Adams. 

After his father dies, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a young and dangerously seductive ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined not to get trapped in a narrow life, the two friend's burn bridges and hit the road: thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, others and themselves.

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“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

--Jack Kerouac