WESTERN

Showings

Scene 1 Tue, Apr 17 6:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou Horizons
Film Info
Rating:NR
Runtime:119 minutes
Director:Valeska Grisebach
Year Released:2017

Description

Part of Bijou Horizons series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

"A powerful, deeply human and intricately political drama...reminiscent of Claire Denis's Foreign Legion cine-poem, Beau Travail."
- Daniel Kasman, MUBI Notebook

An intense, slow-burning thriller, Western follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in rural Bulgaria. The foreign land awakens the men's 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 - or is the stage being set for a showdown?

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