Sur Les Chemins Noirs | On the Wandering Paths
L’OR French Film Festival Aotearoa 2023
- Fri 23 Jun 2023
- Len Lye Cinema
- Rating: M
- Adult $17.50
- Student $14.00
- Senior $12.50
- Child $12.00
- Alliance Francais $15.00
- Booking essential
- o Face coverings option
- As there is no allocated seating doors open 15 minutes before screenings, please come early to avoid disappointment
- To minimise disruption no admittance to cinema 10 minutes after session starts
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
Pierre falls from a building one drunken evening, ends up deep in a coma then wakes up and decides to hike all alone across France. Based on real events, this escape from the frantic world, is a story of fortitude, healing, resilience, and reconnection to nature and deep self.
Academy Award©-winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) stars in an inspirational story based on real events.
Pierre is a celebrated writer with a penchant for extreme experiences and solo treks. He has always done everything on his terms, when it suited him and with whom he chose, but when anything threatened his freedom, he did what he excels at - run away. One drunken evening, he climbs the facade of a building and falls several stories. The accident leaves him deep in a coma. When he emerges from it, Pierre is barely able to stand, but against everyone's advice, he decides to hike all alone across France - from Provence to Mont Saint Michel, along forgotten trails through some of France’s roughest, most inhospitable and beautiful regions.
Based on an award-winning autobiography by Sylvain Tesson – who also appeared in the documentary, The Velvet Queen – ON THE WANDERING PATHS is an escape from the frantic world, a story of fortitude, healing, resilience, and reconnection to nature and deep self.
2023 | FR | Drama | 95 min | Dir. Denis Imbert | In French with English subtitles