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Wayfaring Stranger to premiere at IFF Rotterdam

A sensorial observation of the transformative quest for a truthful existence.

Fiona Armour, IFF Rotterdam


We are delighted to announce that our latest commissionWayfaring Stranger by Andrea Luka Zimmerman – will premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in January 2024.

Wayfaring Stranger charts the life of an itinerant character, embodied by seven performers, across seven days, representing seven decades. Running from the city, through post-industrial edge lands and manicured enclaves, they find themselves in forests, farms, mountains and the shore. Along the way, they undergo a transformation, through the seasons and changing geography, both physically and emotionally, from youth to elderhood, and from a single, alienated being into an accepted element of the wider world. Each ‘day ’ is a ‘station’ that signifies a turning point in a character’s emotional development : from escape, through loss, grief and waywardness, to solidarity and co-existence.

Filmed in landscapes marked by centuries of ceaseless, often destructive, human interaction, Wayfaring Stranger asks what it takes to find a liveable life on one’s own terms and without conflict with others and the environment.

With text written and performed by acclaimed writer and poet Eileen Myles, and sound design by multi-award-winning sound recordist Chris Watson.

Wayfaring Stranger is for me a heartfelt life journey flowing along a river of sound. A countrywide ‘happening’ across landscapes from brownfield to beach painted on a canvas of industrial sub-bass, feral machine voices and ancient forest heart beats.

Chris Watson