Year: 2017
Country: Germany, Bulgaria, Austria
Director: Valeska Grisebach
Cast: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov, Veneta Frangova, Vyara Borisova, Kevin Bashev, Aliosman Deliev, Momchil Sinanov, Robert Gawellek, Jens Klein
Genre: drama
Runtime: 121 min.
Age: 16+

The way things are

A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside. The foreign land awakens the men's sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own prejudice and mistrust due to the language barrier and cultural differences. The stage is quickly set for a showdown when men begin to compete for recognition and favor from the local villagers.

Awards & Festivals:

Cannes Film Festival – participation 
Art Film Festival – Blue Angel (Best Director)
Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival – Special Mention (Feature Competition)
Istanbul International Film Festival – Golden Tulip (International Competition)
Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival – Emeric Pressburger Prize
Jerusalem Film Festival – The Wilf Family Foundation Award (Honorable Mention)
Mar del Plata Film Festival – Best Director 
Minsk International Film Festival – Best Actor
Motovun Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize, Propeller of Motovun (Best Film)
Seville European Film Festival – Grand Jury Award
T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prix (International Competition)
Tromsø International Film Festival – Aurora Award
German Film Critics Association Award – Best Film, Best Actor
German Film Awards nomination – Film Award in Gold (Outstanding Feature Film)
Golden Rose Award nomination – Best Film