Harpur Cinema – “Western”
April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$4.00
“Western” – Valeska Grisebach – Bulgaria/Germany/Austria – 2017 – 119 min.
The third feature from German director Valeska Grisebach, known for her collaborative filmmaking, follows a group of German construction workers who have arrived to build a water power plant in a rural area in Bulgaria. The visual focuses on gestures and behavior of people confronting a cultural/language barrier, while it slowly reveals the plot and “gradually identifies in the grassy, bucolic Bulgarian landscape all the sparse, atmospheric menace of the most parched Wild West frontier” (Guy Lodge, Variety).
Won: Mar del Plata Film Festival, Best Director – Motovun Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize
Nominated: Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard Award