WESTERN
Western

„WESTERN“ CELEBRATED ITS WORLD PREMIERE IN THE OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - UN CERTAIN REGARD. 



A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside. The foreign land awakens the men’s sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own prejudice and mistrust due to the language barrier and cultural differences. The stage is quickly set for a showdown when men begin to compete for recognition and favor from the local villagers.

2017 | DCP | 1:1,85 | 5.1. Mix | 121 Min


Synopsis

A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside. The foreign land awakens the men's sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own prejudice and mistrust due to the language barrier and cultural differences. The stage is quickly set for a showdown when men begin to compete for recognition and favor from the local villagers.


Cast

Meinhard Neumann
Reinhardt Wetrek
Syuleyman Alilov Letifo
Veneta Frangipova
Viara Borisova

Crew

Written and Directed Valeska Grisebach
Producers Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade, Valeska Grisebach, Michel Merkt
Co-Producers Boris Chouchkov, Viktor Chouchkov, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner
Line Producer Ben von Dobeneck
Production Manager David Keitsch
Commissioning Editors Claudia Tronnier (ZDF-Das kleine Fernsehspiel), Meinolf Zurhorst (ZDF/Arte)
Assistant Director Lisa Bierwirth
Director of Photography Bernhard Keller
Production Design Beatrice Schultz
Costume Designer Veronika Albert
Casting Katrin Vorderwülbecke
Original Sound Recordist Uve Haußig
Sound Design Fabian Schmidt
Re- Recording Mixer Martin Steyer
Editor Bettina Böhler


Awards

Art Film Fest Kosice - Blue Angel Best Director 
Nomination LUX Film Prize by the European Parliament 
Yerevan International Film Festival Golden Apricot - Special Jury Mention
Motovun Film Festival - Propeller of Motovun and FIPRESCI Award
New Horizons International Film Festival - Grand Prize and FIPRESCI Award
Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival - Pressburger Prize
Festival des deutschen Films - Filmkunstpreis
Festival International du Film de Femmes - Best Actor Meinhard Neumann
War on Screen Festival International de Cinéma - Special Mention by the jury for Meinhard Neumann
Günter Rohrbach Filmpreis 2017 for WESTERN and 
Preis der Saarland Medien GmbH for Bernhard Keller (DoP)
Minsk International Film Festival - Best Actor Meinhard Neumann
Sevilla Film Festival - Grand Jury Award
Festival Augenblick - Jury Award
Mar del Plata International Film Festival - Best Director
La Orquídea International Film Festival - Best internationaler film


Festivals (selection)

Cannes Film Festival 2017 - Un Certain Regard
Art Film Fest Kosice
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Filmfest München
Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival
Jerusalem Film Festival
Motovun Film Festival
Fünf Seen Festival
New Zealand International Film Festival
New Horizons International Film
Sarajevo International Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
Festival des deutschen Films
Venedig Film Festival LUX Prize Reihe
Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
New York Film Festival
Vladivostok Pacific Meridian Film Festival
Love & Anarchy Helsinki International Film Festival
Message to Man International Film Festival
Calgary International Film Festival
International Women’s Film Festival of Salé
CPH:PIX
Reykjavik International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Festival du Nouveau Cinema
Goethe-Institut Belgrad
GoetheFEST
Bogota International Film Festival
Les films de Cannes a Bucarest
Molodist Program Presentation
Pingyao International Film Festival
Semana del Cine - Universidad de Lima
Minsk International Film Festival
Ljubljana International Film Festival
Panorama of the European Film
European Film Forum SCANORAMA
Cork Film Festival
International Film Festival of India - Goa
La Orquidea Film Festival
Cinergia Film Festival
Belgrade Auteur Film Festival
German Films in Moscow


Cinema Release

Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, Greece, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Czech Republic & Slovakia


Distribution/ World distribution

Distribution: Piffl Medien (http://www.piffl-medien.de/)
Films Boutique: www.filmsboutique.com


International Press Contact

Richard Lormand
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www.FilmPressPlus.com

Press Contact Germany

Arne Höhne
arne.hoehne presse&öffentlichkeit
T: +49 30 2936 1618
M: +49 177 624 24 01
hoehne@hoehnepresse.de
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