Whitby Film Society Presents 'Western' - Directed by Valeska Grisebach - Whitby Events 2018 / 2019

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Whitby Film Society Presents 'Western' - Directed by Valeska Grisebach

  • 2018-09-27 19:45:00

Whitby Film Society

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"Western" Germany 2017. Director - Valeska Grisebach

Meinhard is a German construction worker and former legionnaire sent to spend the summer building a   hydroelectric power plant in rural Bulgaria close to the Greek border. Within the group Meinhard feels like an outsider, so ditches his             testosterone-fuelled colleagues and befriends Adrian, one of the local villagers. His fellow Germans are a parody of hyper-masculinity, spending their off-duty hours drunkenly braiding one another’s hair around a campfire, taunting women and   picking fights with their new neighbours. The film is less interested in drama and plot than it is in the slow simmer of tension that threatens to boil over among the men. “We’re helping them”, says one of Meinhard’s xenophobic co-workers,         incensed by the idea that their presence, signalled tactlessly by a newly hung German flag, might be unwelcome. It’s a story of economic imperialism as an assertion of male dominance, the political implications of colonisation hanging in the air like stale sweat.

 

Whitby Colisium Theatre
Victoria Place
YO21 1EZ Whitby, North Yorkshire

Whitby Film Society Presents 'Western' - Directed by Valeska Grisebach

IMPORTANT: THIS EVENT WAS IN THE PAST!

Whitby Film Society

presents

"Western" Germany 2017. Director - Valeska Grisebach

Meinhard is a German construction worker and former legionnaire sent to spend the summer building a   hydroelectric power plant in rural Bulgaria close to the Greek border. Within the group Meinhard feels like an outsider, so ditches his             testosterone-fuelled colleagues and befriends Adrian, one of the local villagers. His fellow Germans are a parody of hyper-masculinity, spending their off-duty hours drunkenly braiding one another’s hair around a campfire, taunting women and   picking fights with their new neighbours. The film is less interested in drama and plot than it is in the slow simmer of tension that threatens to boil over among the men. “We’re helping them”, says one of Meinhard’s xenophobic co-workers,         incensed by the idea that their presence, signalled tactlessly by a newly hung German flag, might be unwelcome. It’s a story of economic imperialism as an assertion of male dominance, the political implications of colonisation hanging in the air like stale sweat.

 

Thursday, 27 September, 2018
IMPORTANT: THIS EVENT WAS IN THE PAST!
19:45
 - 
21:45

Cost:
£6.00

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Whitby Colisium Theatre
Victoria Place
YO21 1EZ Whitby
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