Irish Film Institute -WESTERN


Director: Caleska Grisebach

120 mins, Germany-Bulgaria, 2017, Digital, Subtitled

This film was released 13th April 2018, and is no longer screening.

This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.


Tensions erupt between German construction workers and Bulgarian villagers in Valeska Grisebach’s (Longing) long-awaited third feature, the title of which deliberately invokes the legacy of classic Hollywood frontier sagas.

Western is a supremely confident slow-burn drama touching upon questions of masculinity, communication and modern German identity.

(Notes by David O’Mahony.)

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