Michelangelo Frammartino
I, DEU, CH 2010
88 min

An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have deserted long ago. Every morning, the church housekeeper trades a handful of the church’s dust for some of the shepherd’s fresh milk. Every evening, the elderly shepherd dissolves the “magic” powder in water and drinks this mixture to remedy his aches and pains. A baby goat is born. We follow its first few tentative steps, its first games, until it gains strength and goes to pasture. Nearby, a majestic fir tree stirs in the mountain breeze and slowly changes through the seasons.
In Calabria, nature is not hierarchical; all beings have a soul. You can see it when you look into an animal’s eyes. You can hear it in the sound made by charcoal, which sings as if it had its own voice. You can see it in the tall fir tree swaying in the wind, summoning us all to its side. (Michelangelo Frammartino)

  • Giuseppe Fuda - Hirte
  • Bruno Timpano - Köhler
  • Nazareno Timpano - Köhler
  • Michelangelo Frammartino
  • Andrea Locatelli
  • Daniel Irribaren
  • Paolo Benvenuti
  • Simone Paolo Olivero
  • Benni Atria
  • Benni Atria
  • Maurizio Grillo
  • Matthew Broussard
  • Gabriella Maiolo
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Filmladen Filmverleih
35 mm
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