Directed by Marco Bonfanti
76 min | Italy | 2012
In Italian with English subtitles
Renato Zucchelli is the last man to tend sheep in the region of Lombardy, an area increasingly overrun by urban sprawl. Although blessed with family and friends, Renato has a dream to introduce the children of Milan to the all-but-forgotten joys of his profession. Melding reality with flights of fancy, director Marco Bonfanti’s film is a charming concoction with gorgeous scenery and a beautiful soundtrack. Enchanting as the developing journey becomes, however, the irresistible main draw remains Zucchelli himself, a giant of a good-humored man whose ebullience spills over the borders of wherever his fairy tale mission takes him.
Official Selection: 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, 2013 Seattle International Film Festival, 2012 Dubai International Film Film Festival