Film Details

Runtime: 83 minutes

Language: Norwegian with English Subtitles

Director: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken

Country: Norway, 2017

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life, Trans


An unemployed music teacher takes his estranged transgender father on a road trip to the west coast of Norway in order to honor his late mother's excellent quilting skills. It’s a mostly playful affair with splashes of drama and everyday tragedy. The film cheerfully avoids the most tired clichés associated with the road movie genre and takes an honest and refreshing look at Georg's transgender identity and the effects it has on everyone. Tender, quirky and spunky, Going West is a warm and touching feel good film about life, loss and love.


Adele Spallone

Adele Spallone - Secretary

"Heartfelt, sentimental, touching and incredibly truthful, this film is a quiet, yet hysterical take on the 'road trip'"

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