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Dir.: Valeska Grisebach | 119 minutes

Western

Germany, Bulgaria, Austria 2017 | 119 minutes | German, Bulgarian | Hebrew, English subtitles

A team of German construction workers is sent to carry out a challenging job in an isolated Bulgarian village. The foreign country ignites their curiosity and sense of adventure, but the shared experience forces them to face prejudices, mistrust, cultural differences, and language barriers. They find themselves competing for the locals’ gratitude. Valeska Grisebach’s third feature was screened at Cannes’ Certain Regard competition to critical acclaim. Grisebach creates a naturalistic drama that unfolds at a measured pace into a copious work that presents a fascinating portrait of masculinity and raises questions about contemporary Western culture and its attitudes toward other cultures.