Program 2018

Hello Lonesome

Adam Reid, USA 2010, 91’
EUROPEAN PREMIERE

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.

Karolina Kosińska

awards

Los Angeles FF 2010 – najlepsi aktorzy / best ensemble performance

Adam Reid

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.

Filmography

2005 While the Widow Is Away (kr. m. / short)

2005 Gilbert Gottfried: Dirty Jokes

2010 Samotnicy / Hello Lonesome

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director Adam Reid
screenplay Adam Reid
cinematography Adam Reid
music Ted Gannon
cast Harry Chase, Lynn Cohen, James Urbaniak, Sabrina Lloyd, Nate Smith, Kamel Boutros
producer Adam Reid
production Flycollar Films
sales Flycollar Films
language English
colouration colour
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