IFFR and cultural centre De Balie collaborate on a thought-provoking panel talk with German director Valeska Grisebach, following the screening of her new feature film Western. The film tells the story of a group of male German construction workers who are sent to the remote Bulgarian countryside to work. Newcomer Meinhard has a hard time fitting in with the group, but is quick to make friends among the local villagers. As the tension increases between the Germans and the Bulgarians, Meinhard has to decide where his allegiance lies. Western subtly explores the themes of masculinity, belonging and cultural and national identity. Joining Grisebach to discuss the issues raised will be film critic and 'Western specialist' Gawie Keyser and sociologist/philosopher Jan Willem Duyvendak.
Sat 27 Jan, 15:30-18:15, KINO 1, €11