Film

Western

20 February - Cinematek, Brussels
19:00 - €4 - Free for members

A team of German contractors travels to rural Bulgaria to build a hydroelectric plant. Meinhard (Meinhard Neumann), a newcomer to the team, likes to wander into the drowsy town nearby. He soon forms a bond with the locals. Some of the film’s features seem right out of a John Wayne’s flick from the 50s: lonely men, wilderness, small town and natives. Sometimes, the viewer may think he knows where the story is heading, dreading tragedy or promise of reconciliation, but Western is as full of detours and hairpin bends as the arid hills its characters try to tame.