This Train I Ride

The United States. Today. A freight train crosses the landscape like a giant steel snake. To catch this train, you have to wait for nightfall so you’re not seen. Because it’s illegal. I’m doing it to follow some hobos* (*vagabonds). They’re women, on their own, and they’ve chosen a life of travel, with no particular destination in mind.

Amid the noise of the iron horse, they adopt me as a traveling companion and tell their stories to my camera. I try to grasp what their ultimate quest is. They’re stronger than men, stronger than society. They are free.

Details

Country of Production
France, Finland

Year of Production
2019

Format
HD, DCP

Length
77 min

Director
Arno Bitschy

Production
Les films du balibari in co-production with napafilms

Original Language
English

Subtitles
English