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