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Going West

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Mum’s gone. Work’s gone tits up. Dad’s got his dress on. It’s time to hit the road.


Dir-Prod-Scr Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken
With Benjamin Helstad, Ingar Helge Gimle, Iben Akerlie
Sales LevelK Aps

One of the freshest new voices in Norwegian cinema, Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken delivers a sweetly delicious, heart-warming and wildly alternative road movie. Glorious fun-filled memories and bittersweet reminiscences pepper this offbeat celebration of life and love. Would-be music teacher Kasper lost his beloved mother Irene some months ago. Before she passed away she implored him to ‘do something fun with Dad’, but Kasper and his rather unconventional father Georg have since struggled to connect. A surprise call to the west coast of Norway offers an opportunity to revitalise their relationship. Campfires, breakdowns, old flames, a man in tights, women with tights on their heads… it’s not going to be a regular road trip. Outstanding writing and direction by Dahlsbakken, together with powerful performances and a great soundtrack, highlight both the humour and poignancy in finding new life and love in the shadow of sadness.

Sarah Lutton

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