Grisebach’s sights are set on the reticent subjectivities of male characters. Her style falls between Bressonian precision and the Dardennes’ fulsome affect. Western is also allied to Claire Denis’s Beau Travail(1998) and Kelly Reichardt’s Old Joy (2005), which observe the intimacy of all-male spaces. Grisebach too explores the ways men labour, act and interact, their unspoken and brittle bonds.
April 12, 2018