28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Nomad Solitude
Nomad Solitude
Nomad Solitude
Nomad Solitude

Nomad Solitude

director: Sebastien Wielemans
original title: Nomad Solitude
country: France, Belgium
year: 2023
running time: 87 min.


Nomadism today is no longer just an expression of a traditional way of life or a free choice for young people, but an imposed necessity for many seniors in the US. For them, a house on four wheels remains the only economically affordable option. In this time-lapse documentary, we follow the lives of three women on a long journey across the United States as their lives have been transformed. How do they cope with radical change? And what do loved-ones and friends have to say about their decision? These questions are also answered in the film, which anchors the philosophy of desolation in a broader political and social context.

“Each fleeing a part of their past, these three reckless women criss-cross the roads in the hope of rebuilding their lives.”

Source: Grizzly Films


Sebastien Wielemans is a Belgian filmmaker and co-founder of the production company Grizzly Films. His interest in the impact of online technologies led to the creation of his 2014 project Connected Walls, a web documentary about border experiences created on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

more about film

director: Sebastien Wielemans
cast: Laurie Bowen Brown, Linda Mastromonaco, Kristy Vaughan
producer: Fabrice Estève, Virginie Chapelle, Samuel Tilman
script: Sebastien Wielemans
editing: Thibault Lagarde, Camille Cotte, François Houlzet
music: Maxime Steiner
sound: Sébastien Wielemans, Sebastien De Buyl
sound design: Jean-François Levillain, Liza Thiennot
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