"Winner of the prestigious FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival, Goodbye Solo is the latest film from young, internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop, Man Push Cart), one of the architects of popularly termed American neo-neorealism and recently hailed "the new great American director" by eminent critic Roger Ebert. Featuring the irresistible pairing of first-time actor Souleymane Sy Savane with former Elvis bodyguard Red West, Goodbye Solo is an uplifting exploration of morality at the very heart of a poignant tale of unlikely friendship. Solo, a Senegalese immigrant driving a taxi in North Carolina, has aspirations of becoming a flight attendant and help provide a better life for his pregnant wife and step-daughter. One night he picks up William, a tough Southern old-timer with a lifetime of regrets. One mans dream is just beginning, while the others is quickly winding down. But despite their differences, both men soon realise they need each other more than either is willing to admit. Through this unforgettable friendship, Goodbye Solo skillfully explores the passing of a generation as well as the rapidly changing face of the world in which we live.
Starring Souléymane Sy Savané, Red West, Diana Franco Galindo
Director Ramin Bahrani