Pierre (played by Pascal Cervo, the fragile hero of a ‘cinema family’ which includes Laurent Achard, Pierre Léon, and Paul Vecchiali) embarks on a road movie through the heartland of France. As he tries to escape from his lover—or from himself—he roams the country’s highway rest areas, its gas stations, its secret cafés. He covers all of France’s provinces. To disappear. To escape. To sink into the depths of a country in order to erase the traces of a life. Of a love. Following Pierre’s escape, Paul (the marvellous Arthur Igual) loses himself in turn in the desperate quest for his partner. He follows his virtual traces left on social networks like Grindr. Jérôme Reybaud’s debut film is a work that develops a couple’s comic portrait of sorts, a work that addresses passionate love as much as it tackles the solitude which the latter provokes. (Elena Lopez Riera)
Jerôme Reybaud holds a PHD on the poet Philippe Jaccottet and published several critics before starting directing films. Courts métrages Aires 06 (2006), Trois dames pour Jean-Claude Guiguet (2008) Longs métrages Qui êtes-vous Paul Vecchiali ? (2012)
Jours de France is his first fiction feature film.
Pascal Cervo, Arthur Igual, Fabienne Babe, Nathalie Richard, Laetitia Dosch, Liliane Montevecchi, Marie France, Jean-Christophe Bouvet