On a seemingly ordinary night in Paris, Pierre takes one last look his lover Paul’s sleeping body, then takes off into the early morning light. Where he’s headed, neither of them know. Pierre’s only guide is his Grindr app, which leads him on a series of encounters with an indelible cast of characters across the French countryside. Paul sets out after him, using his own phone to track Pierre’s movements in a strange and wonderful game of Grindr cat-and-mouse.
Jérôme Reybaud’s assured feature debut is “an erotic road movie like no other” (Film Society of Lincoln Center) and an “ode to cruising writ large” (Slant). It’s a tale imbued with sensuality, humor and surprising tenderness. Sumptuously shot by Sabine Lancelin (Rohmer’s Boyfriends and Girlfriends, Oliveira’s The Strange Case of Angelica) and featuring a supporting a cast of familiar faces from French cinema, 4 Days in France offers a sophisticated take on gay romance in the 21st century.