DRAMA / FRANCE / 2023 / 95MINS / M
Based on Sylvain Tesson’s critically acclaimed novel - On the Wandering Paths is a story of struggle and above all else, triumph. The film is Tesson’s second story to be reimagined on the big screen (The Velvet Queen, AF FF22) – a beautiful and complex cinematic retelling of his path to healing and the power that comes with surrendering to complete vulnerability.
Sylvain (Jean Dujardin, OSS 117, AF FFF22) is at the forefront of his life. Handsome and talented, he finds adoration in every aspect of his world from his acclaimed career as a writer to his passionate fire for love and lust – fueling his confidence and ego, as if nothing in life could stop his ascension...
After a debilitating injury, Sylvain is suddenly forced to hit pause – his waking life spent in a hospital bed, lying still hour after hour watching the world move on steadily without him. Feeling completely downtrodden by despair and purposelessness, Sylvain longs to achieve a goal independently. Against the advice of doctors, loved ones and even his own better judgment he decides to embark on the greatest hurdle of his life – a solo trek through France. No easy feat, Sylvain’s story embodies the journey that is healing – both mental and physical, encouraging audiences to take the path less followed, no matter how treacherous or impossible it may seem.
Discreetly asserts itself as one of the most beautiful and necessary films of the year– MARIANNE
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES