Janapar: A Bike Journey
Interrupted by Love

June 20, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

Lone cowboy with wanderlust embarks on soul-searching adventure, meets girl who wants to settle down, gets torn between love and the open road…

It’s a story we’ve heard before, but somehow, Janapar manages to come off as fresh and original. Maybe it’s the gorgeous shots of the exotic, off-the-beaten-path landscapes that protagonist Tom Allen bikes through on his mapless journey.

Maybe, it’s the authenticity of the footage taken over the course of his four-year-long trip which takes a drastic turn when he genuinely falls in love. Or maybe, it’s his never knowing what would come next. Janapar, directed by Tom Allen and James Newton, has our attention.

The Bicycle Film Festival will screen Janapar on Sunday, June 30 at 3:00 PM. Keep up with BFF 2013 on Facebook, check out the full schedule, and stay tuned for more festival highlights.