2008, USA, 91’, Color, English
Director: Ramin Bahrani
Cast: Souleymane Sy Savane, Red West, Diana Franco Galindo
Venice Film Festival FIPRESCI Award
Hope is the best company in this long journey.
Venice Film Festival FIBRESCI awarded “Goodbye Solo” is a sanguine story of companionship which proves its universal characteristic by the great attention it collected at international festivals.
Senegalese Solo is vicious taxi driver in North Carolina. One day, Solo is hired by 70-year-old depressive and withdrawn William for an unusual job. He asks Solo to take him to Blowing Rock mountain in two weeks time. This unusual job offer make Solo curious about Williams’s life and real reason of requested journey. In the beginning, he just secretly observes him, but then this connection turns to a strong friendship. Solo realised that Blowing Rock mountain will be William’s last destination in his life. So there is no other solution than making an effort to support this unhappy old man for holding on to life again.