HIGHWAY REST STOP (English trailer)

This film traces out the portrait of a motorway rest area located in the countryside in the North of France. It looks like a dream, filled with the whispers thoughts and the lives of those who work here, as well…

HIGHWAY REST STOP (English trailer)



This film traces out the portrait of a motorway rest area located in the countryside in the North of France. It looks like a dream, filled with the whispers thoughts and the lives of those who work here, as well as those who are just passing through. It is also a very concrete place, a perfect spot to observe today’s Europe, the violence carried by the free competition of a single market, the nostalgia carried by uprooted lives, and all the solitude engendered by our modern world.

European Film Meetings (Brive, France, April 2016),
Cinémaginaire (Argelès-sur-Mer, France, May 2016),
Festival de l’Archarnière (Lille, France, May 2016),
Ciné-Club ENS-EHESS, Paris, France, June 2016,
Rencontres Documentaires de Mellionnec (France, June 2016),
Salento International Film Festival (Italy, sept. 2016)
Duhok International Film Festival (Iraqi Kurdistan, sept. 2016),
International Ethnographic Film Festival of Recife (Brazil, September 2016),
Festival Images Mouvementées (Paris, oct. 2016),
Les rendez-vous de l’Histoire (Blois, France, october 2016).
Le Mois du Documentaire (Verneuil-sur-Avril, 19 novembre 2016),
Cinémathèque Corse (Porto Vecchio, 23 novembre 2016),
This human world 2016 (Vienna, Austria, december 2016),
Delhi International Films Festival (India, december 2016),
Nunes International Film Festival (Barcelona, Spain). December 13th, 2016,
CCPPO Meetings (Besançon, France). January 2017,
Festival You, Me & Co / Festival Toi, Moi & Co (Paris, péniche Antipode). March 26th, 2017,
SIEF International Congress (Göttingen, Germany). March 28th 2017,
Rebel Reels / Bobines Rebelles (Liévin, France). April 8th 2017,
StarDoc international Film Festival! (Los Angeles, USA). April 9th 2017,
Ethnografilm (Paris, France). April 12th 2017,
ETNOFilm (Rovinj International Ethnographic Film Festival), (Croatia). April 29th 2017,
Riga Pasaules Film Festival – Visula Anthropology (Riga, Latva). April 30th 2017,
Festival Internazional del cine documentario « Marcellino de Baggis » (Taranto, Italy). 4-7 May 2017,
Festival Night of the Militant Films (Lyon, France). Mai 12th 2017,
Construir Cine – International Labor Film Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina). May 2017,
Finnish Anthropological Society Conference (Jyväskylä, Findland). May 23rd 2017,
Epacine – Festival Internacional de Cine independiente de El Palomar (Buenos Aires, Argentina). May 28th 2017,
DocuXixón (Gijón, Spain). June 2nd 2017,
Rencontres de Laignes (Laignes, France). July 12th, 2017,
Durban International Film festival (Durban, South Africa). 13-23 July, 2017,
International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra (Ierapetra, Greece) August 8th, 2017
MARFICI (Festival de Cine independiente de Mar de la Plata). (Argentina). 5-12 August 2017,
Mediterranean Film Festival (Široki Brijeg, Bosnia-Herzegovia, August 23-26, 2017),
Rencontres AD HOC. (Mirabel et Blacons, France). Sept 8, 2017,
LabexWeek Futurs Urbains. Sept 15 at 2:30 pm 2017,
Semana Internacional de Cine de Autor de Lugo (Lugo, Galicia, Spain). Sept. 2017,
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Ciudad (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Sept 28 – Oct 1st 2017,
Apricot Tree International Documentary Film Festival (Armenia, Oct 1-5 2017),
Byron Bay Film Festival (Australia). Oct 8-15, 2017,
Cabo Verde International Film Festival (CVIFF) (Island of Sal, Cabo Verde). Oct 12-16, 2017,
Festival Interférences (Lyon, France). Nov 9, 2017,
The Exile Film Festival (Sweden). Nov 17-23, 2017,
Docs en Goguette (Messey sur Grosne, France). Nov.16, 2017,
Festival International du Cinéma Numérique de Cotonou (Benin). Dec. 6-8, 2017,
Bibliothèque François Villon (Paris, France). Nov. 29, 2018
Mediathèque Mitterand (Sète, France). Jan. 23, 2019

Acharniere Award at the festival de l’Acharniere (Lille,France, May 2016),
René Vautier Award at the festival de l’Acharniere (Lille,France, May 2016),
Best Documentary at the Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival (Sept. 2016),
Best Documentary at Nunes International Film Festival (Barcelona, Spain, 2016),
Mention for Ethnography Section at IntimeLente – Festival of Visual Ethnography (Caserta, Italy, 2016),
Audience Award at StarDoc international Film Festival! (USA). April 9th 2017
2nd Prize for the Best Doc at ConstruirCine (Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2017).

SPOKEN LANGUAGES: Chinese, English, French, Italian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.

SUBTITLES AVAILABLE: French, English, Spanish & Italian.
Photos and poster can be downloaded here:

Bande-annonce en français : https://vimeo.com/161263203

Music : Romain Kronenberg (https://kronenberg.fr/)

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