He offers him a deal. One man's American dream is just beginning, while the other's is quickly winding down. In Winston-Salem, N.C., a white man around 70 gets into the taxi of an African immigrant. They aren't playing themselves, but they evoke their characters so fully that they might as well be. The next few times William calls a cab, he begins to notice the driver is always Solo. Bahrani knows all about flashy camera work, tricky shots, visual stunts. Who but Goodbye Solo is the story of Solo, a kindhearted 34-year-old Senegalese taxi driver in North Carolina. Of his relationship with his wife, Quiera (The film sees cars being repaired in front yards, a few customers at a downtown movie theater on a weekday night, a lonely motel room, a bar. When he picks up William (Red West), an old man with seemingly nothing left to live for, Solo makes it his personal mission to convince William that life is worth living, despite William's insistence that he just wants to be left alone. William is a tough Southern good ol‘ boy with a lifetime of regrets. It occurred to me that Red West may have performed similar functions for Elvis, another man pointed to doom.Neither William nor Solo ever once speaks about their real subject, about what William seems to be about to do. What's up with that? He says nothing about a return trip. For $1,000, paid immediately, he wants to be driven in 10 days to the top of a mountain in Blowing Rock National Park, to a place so windy that the snow falls up. He is hired by William, a tough 70-year-old white southerner, to … William is a tough Southern good ol' boy with a lifetime of regrets. How do you live in this world? We live in desperate times. He asks some questions and is told to mind his own business.Now look at these actors. These two lives have touched, learned and deepened.
It takes place in Winston-Salem, a city it wears with familiarity because Bahrani was born and raised there.
Alex, the stepdaughter, comes to love old William, who has the feel of a grandfather about him. William (Red West), an old man with a lifetime of regrets, hires Solo to take him to Blowing Rock, a peak in which updrafts cause objects that are dropped from it to fly upwards. Bahrani worked with the actors for months. In "Goodbye Solo," he begins with a situation that might unfold in a dozen different ways and makes of it something original and profound. William is a tough Southern good ol' boy with a lifetime of regrets. It is about how they change, which is how a great movie lifts itself above plot. But despite their differences, both men soon realize they need each other more than either is willing to admit. The driver takes the money but is not happy about this fare. He teaches film at Columbia. The other who was a bodyguard for Elvis. Red West spent a lifetime rehearsing William (although in real life, he is said to be kind and friendly). But like his fellow North Carolinian, http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2009/03/the_new_great_american_directo.htmlRoger Ebert was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. Savane drove a taxi in Winston-Salem. Although this is an independent film in its heart and soul, it is a classical film in its style. One from Africa. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism.Two actors. Not often do we really A film like this makes me wonder if we are coming to the end of the facile, snarky indie films. In Winston-Salem, N.C., a white man around 70 gets into the taxi of an African immigrant. Through this unlikely but unforgettable friendship, GOODBYE SOLO deftly explores the passing of a generation as well as the rapidly changing face of America. On the lonely roads of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, two men forge an improbable friendship that will change both of their lives forever. It is about the desire to help and the desire to not be helped. On the lonely roads of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, two men forge an improbable friendship that will change both of their lives forever. It hangs in the air between them. She doesn't understand everything and brings in an innocence that Solo and William both respect.The film is not finally about what William and Solo do.
Two men form an unlikely friendship that will change both of their lives forever.On the lonely roads of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, two men forge an improbable friendship that will change both of their lives forever. Solo is a Senegalese cab driver working to provide a better life for his young family.
Solo is a Senegalese cab driver working to provide a better life for his young family.