(German with Eng subtitles/2017/97mins)  Dir. Tobias Wiemann

12-Jan-2019 | 07:00 PM | Gulmohar

Synopsis: A group of German construction workers begin building a hydroelectric power station in a remote region of Bulgaria. Even though relations with a nearby village’s inhabitants are difficult – not least because of language barriers that are initially almost impossible to overcome – Meinhard succeeds in making friends with the locals. His colleague Vincent tracks these rapprochements with jealous mistrust. With “Western,”Valeska Grisebach tells the story of migrant workers in foreign countries with the conditions reversed: the Germans here are foreigners, and overcoming borders is no easier for them than for their colleagues who come to Germany as outsiders