From this Tuesday and for the next few days, the film crew for the feature film “Les Chemins de Pierre”, directed by Denis Imbert with Jean Dujardin in the lead role, is moving to Tende, a town in the Alpes-Maritimes. heavily affected by the passage of storm Alex, in October 2020.
Producer Clément Miserez, told Nice morning, “That it was important to come and support the inhabitants of this region of the department who were victims of this terrible storm Alex. He added: “In our way, something had to be done for them. We are very happy to support them. “
This filming is a way “to make our town even more known,” Jean-Pierre Vassallo, the mayor of Tende, told the local daily. “Jean Dujardin will also bring more to the film. It is really a pleasure to welcome him here with the whole film crew. It will employ local artisans. We would also like a lot of filming to take place in our town. “
An adaptation of Sylvain Tesson’s book
The film is an adaptation of Sylvain Tesson’s autobiographical book, On the black roads, published by Gallimard in October 2016. The producer told the newspaper he wanted “to be fairly respectful of the writer’s journey throughout the nine weeks of filming, which will therefore take place from the Mercantour massif to the Cotentin”. In 2015, after a serious accident which plunged him into a coma for several weeks, Sylvain Tesson set out to cross France on foot, from the south-east to the north-west, taking only the small “black paths” , trails, tracks, historical traces of rural France that avoid urban areas. He decided to make a book of it, sold over 230,000 copies.