Nomad Solitude

Nomad Solitude

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere

Laurie, Kristy, and Linda each live alone on the vast Americana, sleeping in their vehicles. They are just three among thousands of modern American nomads who can no longer afford to pay for conventional housing. Each fleeing a part of their past, these three reckless women criss-cross the roads in the hope of rebuilding their lives. But how can they redefine themselves when they are invisible to society? Faced with a country that has left them no place, Laurie, Linda, and Kristy fight every day to continue to exist. Alluding to the award-winning feature Nomadland, where subtle melancholy tries to grow its roots in the landscape, Nomad Solitude follows each woman while creating a visual feast of the breathtaking wide open spaces of the USA. Many nomads have their own YouTube channel, as there is such an appetite to know more about this lifestyle, perhaps based on some romantic idea of the nomad life. We see the freedom of their lives, but also the intense solitude, with all its beauty and its desolation. There is a deep emotional core to the film as the women are each determined to stay positive about their path. But as the miles pass and the seasons turn, despite their courage and resilience, their quest for a better future is challenged by unexpected events that hit a country in crisis. Will they nevertheless manage, at the end of the road, to find the serenity they are looking for, to become someone again?

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIDF26.

Direction: Sébastien Wielemans
Script: Sébastien Wielemans, Camille Cotte
Cinematography: Sébastien Wielemans, Sébastien De Buyl, James Dimon
Editing: Camille Cotte
Sound: Sébastien Wielemans
Music: Maxime Steiner
Production: Eklektik Productions, YUZU Productions, Grizzly Films
Producers: Virginie Chapelle, Samuel Tilman, Fabrice Estève, Sébastien Wielemans
Co-production: RTBF, VOO and BeTV, WIP Wallonie Image Production
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France, Belgium
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 88'
Contact: Java Films

Sébastien Wielemans


2005 Tchissète, The Mirror of the Tuareg
2010 Cycle of Fences
2014 Connected Walls
2017 Sleeping Silence (short fiction)
2023 Nomad Solitude