In the midst of this period of isolation, uncertainty for the future and heightened emotions, a particular motif rears its ugly head, Loneliness. In normal times we endeavour to drive away this beast through work, hectic schedules, and direct contact with those closest to us. However, there are times where solitude is at the forefront of our existence. The shorts in this week’s WeAreDN // Lockdown collection provide a glimpse into how we find ways to cope and to exist with the loneliness in our lives.

Campesinos by Matias Bolla

Campesinos explores the lives of Patagonian Cowboys (Gauchos) living in Chile, at the end of the world in isolation. It is a portrait of sacrifice, tradition and endurance in extreme conditions, identifying what it truly means to be alone. [Read the interview]

Lorne by Jesse Leaman

Lorne, a wasteland traveller dealing with the oppressing boundaries of isolation, is confronted by a mysterious stranger, who helps him realise his existential fears. [Read the interview]

Dream Girl by Oliver Schwarz

For most of his life, Dirk has been searching for the woman of his dreams. After several failed relationships and a burnout, he finally seems to have found the love of his life, Jenny: the perfect match at first sight – but somehow fundamentally different… [Read the interview]

But She’s Nice… by Tomek Pilarski

A spiteful shadow frustrates the romantic aspirations of a lonely man. [Read the interview]

The Idea of North by Albert Choi

A reclusive journey towards true north. [Read the interview]

If you enjoyed this week’s selection check out our other WeAreDN // Lockdown collections. We’ll be back next week with more themed shorts for your viewing pleasure. If you have a film you’d like us to consider for future WeAreDN // Lockdown programmes submit it here.

One Response to WeAreDN // Lockdown: Loneliness

  1. Benjo says:

    Great selection Sarah, ‘But She’s Nice’ was a beautiful animation. Thanks for sharing.

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