Directed by Valeska Grisebach
2018, 120 minutes
Ships Q3, 2018
An intense, slow-burning thriller, Western follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria. The foreign land awakens the menís sense of adventure, but tensions mount when, Meinhard, the strong, silent and newcomer to the group, starts mixing with the local villagers. The two sides speak different languages and share a troubled history. Can they learn to trust each other ó or is the stage being set for a showdown?
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Festivals & Awards* Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2017
* Official Selection New York Film Festival 2017
* Official Selection Toronto Film Festival 2017
Critic's Pick! "Beautifully complicated, rigorously straightforward. There is no doubting Ms. Grisebachs filmmaking... WESTERN is as precise as a dropped pin on a GPS map, which makes its sense of mystery all the more powerful."
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"There are no stagecoaches or six-shooters in this sharp, simmering drama of German-Bulgarian discord, but the spirit of John Ford graces it."
- Guy Lodge, Variety