Western (12A)


Valeska Grisebach | 2017 | Germany | Bulgaria | Austria | 121’

A group of German construction workers start building a hydroelectric power plant in the remote countryside of south-western Bulgaria. Problems at the site leave the men bored and problems start to arise between them and the locals as they pass the time drinking, harassing local women and flying their German flag. The exception is Meinhard (performed by the non-professional and utterly absorbing actor Meinhard Neumann), who avoids the rest of the workers and slowly befriends the local townspeople. A gentle and restrained tone is mixed with a mounting tension in this interrogation of masculinity and economic imperialism that subverts genres.

TMFS Full members see this film for free!

Members and Associate members also receive substantial discounts off the price of regular (non-TMFS) screenings at Mwldan.

£7.50 (£5.70)

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