Bill lives alone on the city’s outskirts. He seems eccentric, obsessive, and self-confident, but these are only masks for his desperate loneliness. He works at home, sees no one, and his daughter will not take his calls. The only person he interacts with is Omar, the local deliveryman.
Eleanor, an elderly widow, lives alone in the suburbs. Her only joy is driving her pampered classic car. Eleanor’s life falls to pieces when she loses her license and has to sell the vehicle. Will her unexpected friendship with much younger neighbor Gary provide the solace she needs?
Gordon meets Debby on an Internet dating site. A fling turns into a close relationship, but their love will require responsibility and face serious trials with lifelong repercussions.
Though the three stories are unrelated in terms of narrative, they all sketch various views of loneliness, which is ultimately overcome through a relationship with another human being. The director treats his characters with a sense of humor and kindness without pathos, making Hello Lonesome a perfect ode to life.
Los Angeles FF 2010 – najlepsi aktorzy / best ensemble performance
Director, screenwriter, producer. Reid’s career began with production of promotional materials for Comedy Central (including for the South Park series). He achieved acclaim with his short film, While the Widow Is Away (2005), which garnered numerous festival awards and an Oscar nomination in 2007. Currently, Reid is associated with New York’s Bodega productions.
2005 While the Widow Is Away (kr. m. / short)
2005 Gilbert Gottfried: Dirty Jokes
2010 Samotnicy / Hello Lonesome