Western (2017)
First screened in September 2017 / Most recently screened in May 2018
Director: Valeska Grisebach. Cast: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov, Jens Klein, Robert Gawellek, Waldemar Zang, Kevin Bashev, Aliosman Deliev, Momchil Sinanov, Viara Borisova, Veneta Fragnova, Detlef Schaich, Sascha Diener, Enrico Mantei, Gulzet Zyulfov, Kostadin Kerenchev, Katerina Dermendzhieva, Ivanka Popova, Maria Prokopova. Screenplay: Valeska Grisebach.

Twitter Capsule: Genius intervention into its titular genre—narratively, spatially, and politically—but sublimely achieves its own identity.

Second Capsule: Precisely engineered, while seeming to discover itself scene by scene. Utterly unforced realism iridescent with big ideas.

VOR:   Sharp and valuable on intra-European relations, particularly around language and culture. Smart on genre. Inspired with genre. A feat on all fronts.

Photo © 2017 Komplizen Film

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

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