#DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party | September 1 – 30, 2017
Film Viewing Parties & Other Celebrations
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September 30, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
2017 Germany, Bulgaria 119 minutes
As its title suggests, German director Valeska Grisebach’s first feature in a decade is a supremely intelligent genre update that recognizes the Western as a template on which to draw out eternal human conflicts. In remote rural Bulgaria, a group of German workers are building a water facility. Meinhard (Meinhard Neumann), the reserved newbie in this all-male company, immediately draws the ire of the boorish team leader, not least for his willingness to mingle with the wary locals. Cast with utterly convincing nonprofessional actors, Western is a gripping culture-clash drama, attuned both to old codes of masculinity and new forms of colonialism. A Cinema Guild release. Special thanks to German Films Service + Marketing GmbH.