Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Going West
(Rett vest)


Year: 2018
Country: NORWAY
Run Time: 80 minutes

Going West
Going West
Going West
Going West


Life hasn’t been easy for Kaspar since the loss of his mother. When he found solace in the bottle, it got him fired from his job as a music teacher. Things aren’t any better for his dad Vidar, whose house is overrun with things he has held on to. And while Vidar has always been a closet crossdresser, his penchant for women’s clothes is no longer a secret. In fact, buying wigs online has become somewhat of an obsession. Kaspar has all but given up on trying to save their failing relationship. Then, out of nowhere, Vidar proposes a road trip. Kaspar’s mom was a quilt maker, and her final piece is up for an award. At first, Kaspar thinks traveling all the way to accept it would be silly. Unemployed and with no better options, he reluctantly agrees. The two will embark on a crazy adventure, meeting a slew of wacky yet lovable characters along the way. But the real challenge will be finding themselves and letting go of the woman they love so dearly. GOING WEST is a ridiculously fun and hilarious adventure film with a really big heart. (In Norwegian with subtitles) —E.F.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 9:35 PM

Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 9:20 AM

10% Cinema
Nordic Adventures

International Narrative Competition


Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken

Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken was born in 1989 in Hamar, Norway. He is a self-taught filmmaker and a trained cinema projectionist.

Returning Home (2015)–CIFF40, Late Summer (2016), Cave (2016)–CIFF41, GOING WEST (2017)

Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken

Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken

Oskar Dahlsbakken

Vidar Flataukan

Principal Cast
Benjamin Helstad, Georg Margrethe, Ingar Helge Gimle, Iben M. Akerlie, Anne Krigsvoll, Reidar Sørensen, Trine Wiggen, Ine Jansen, Henrik Mestad

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