“No one should feel afraid of the unknown. Because everyone is capable of achieving everything he wants and needs.” – Paulo Coelho

American Loneliness tells the story of filmmaker Mathieu Le Lay’s solitary journey into one of the most attractive areas on the planet : the American West. His journey consisted of a six week adventure backpacking through Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Washington. From snowstorms in Yellowstone to the Wild Pacific coast, this is the story of his quest for freedom and the great outdoors.


 

Coproduction: Mona Lisa Production, M2L Productions, Montagne TV, with the support of Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée
Year: 2014
Featuring: Mathieu Le Lay, Kier Atherton
Music: Arafúra by Michel de Jong, Hammock by Marc Byrd & Andrew Thompson, Solar Fields by Magnus Birgersson
Sound design: Laurent Mollard from Studio Gaïné
Sponsors: Lovinpix
Broadcasters: Montagne TV, Ushuaïa TV

12 Official film festival selections

Awards
Best Mountain Culture Film – 32nd Festival de Cinema de Muntanya de Torelló, Spain, 2014
 

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Publications

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