Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The Road Within

Year: 2014
Country: United States
Run Time: 100 minutes

The Road Within
The Road Within
The Road Within
The Road Within
The Road Within

THE ROAD WITHIN is the American remake of the fantastic “Vincent Wants To Sea,” the film that won the Roxanne T. Mueller Audience Choice Award at the 2011 CIFF. The new version essentially follows the original scene-by-scene, but with a grittier feel. In case you missed it, the coming-of-age tale goes like this: Vincent is plagued by Tourette’s, which is only exacerbated by his tumultuous relationship with his father, who has placed him in a mental institution. There he meets Marie, an anorexic girl he’s smitten with, and Alex, his obsessive-compulsive, germ freak roommate. Afraid they will force-feed her, Marie hatches an escape plan and asks Vincent to join her. Inadvertently, Alex also gets involved, and the trio embark on a road trip that changes their lives in a way therapy never could. Featuring a terrific cast that includes Zoë Kravitz, Dev Patel, Robert Patrick, and Kyra Sedgwick, the remake stays true to the vision of the original, but offers its own unique take. Experience the fun all over again. – E.F.

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Focus on Disabilities

American Independents Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

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Traveling on Vincent's Road

Gren Wells

Gren Wells is a writer, director, and actress from Louisville, Kentucky. She attended Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York and now lives in Los Angeles. In 2011 her first script, "A Little Bit of Heaven," was turned into a film starring Kate Hudson and Gael Garcia Bernal.


Brent Emery, Bradley Gallo, Michael A. Helfant, Guy J. Louthan, Robert Stein

Gren Wells

Christopher Baffa

Terel Gibson

Principal Cast
Robert Sheehan, Zoƫ Kravitz, Dev Patel, Kyra Sedgwick, Robert Patrick

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