Going West

Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken   |   83 min   |   Norway

Original title: Rett Vest

Swedish premiere

Going West

Kasper loses his job as a substitute teacher the same day as his father Georg Margrethe undergoes a mental breakdown after his wife’s death. Georg Margrethe is a transvestite and Kasper has trouble accepting his father’s life choices but they decide to come together after a time apart. To escape their miserable lives and get closer to each other, they set out on a road trip to western Norway to compete with ”mother’s” textile crafts in the national championships in quilting. Going West is a warm road movie about a father and son on the verge of collapse, about belonging, comfort and all the beauty that may come out of grief.

Foto: NFI/LevelK | Text: Josef Kullengård

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Year: 2017
Language: norwegian
Subtitle: english
26/8 15.30
Biostaden salong 2
Director: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken
Script: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken
Producer: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken
Actors: Benjamin Helstad, Ingar Helge Gimle, Iben Akerlie, Anne Krigsvoll
BFI London Film Festival CPH:PIX Nordic Film Days Lübeck