To the Heights
Original title: Vers les Hauteurs
An ode to friendship, freedom and literature. The discovery of a secret world that is both near and far, where dreams become embodied once again.
Ludovic, a 40-something divorced father of two, is an editor at Gallimard. Worn down by money problems, he returns every night to his little apartment, where his dreams are buried. But not for much longer.
When he informs his friend and author Vincent that he’s moving to Rue du Dragon, in the heart of Paris’s Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood, Vincent grins eagerly. By chance, his editor has just moved into the building next to his. Now all Vincent has to do is scamper up to the roof, slide down the gutter pipe and knock on Ludovic’s window to introduce him to a forbidden and poetic Paris: from above. Every night, or nearly, the two partners in crime explore the city’s rooftops, and relive the vibrations of Saint Germain des Prés from another era. When Vincent and his editor slouch against a chimney to talk shop, they’re doing it with an unchanged Parisian vista spread out before them.