Posledný pastier / Sheep Hero (2018)

🇳🇱 Schapenheld

réžia / director | Ton van Zantvoort
jazyk / language | holandčina / Dutch
titulky / subtitles | slovenčina / Slovak
dĺžka filmu / length | 81′
vhodné od / rating | 12+

SLOVENČINA 🇸🇰
Prekrásna príroda, krajina utváraná stovky rokov tradičným hospodárením našich predkov. Početné stádo oviec strážia pobiehajúce psy a pastier Stijn. Ovce vodí po pastvinách, strihá ich a získava surovú vlnu. So svojou ženou Annou a malými synmi žije v pevnom zomknutí s prírodou a chov ovcí predstavuje celý jeho život. Chce žiť sebestačne a nezávisle, no v konkurenčnom prostredí, kde sa uprednostňujú poľnohospodárske stroje pred tradičným vypásaním a vládne neúprosná moc trhu, mu neustále klesajú zisky. Preto, aby udržal ekologický spôsob chovu, ktorému verí a venuje sa mu dvadsať rokov, je odhodlaný urobiť čokoľvek.

ENGLISH 🇬🇧 🇺🇸
About 10 years ago, filmmaker Ton van Zantvoort got to know Stijn, an idealist with a cheerful, relaxed nature. Stijn is one of the last remaining Dutch shepherds working in the traditional way. We see the shepherd, his sheep and his three loyal dogs crisscrossing nature reserves and farmlands so the herd can graze the land in an eco-friendly way. But nowadays, little remains of the romance and peace that we associate with the centuries-old tradition of sheepherding. Tenders are increasingly hard to acquire—competition from big companies, cheap East European shepherds and smart machinery make Stijn the expensive choice. 

With the camera in his wake, the shepherd roams across picturesque Dutch landscapes, talking passionately about his inventive approaches to preserving his traditional occupation. But even as he tries so hard to keep his company afloat, the same camera captures how the incessant stress transforms him into an embittered man with a quick temper. Tragicomic conflicts alternate with scenes of beautiful nature and Stijn’s pleasantly chaotic family life. 

Director, Writer | Ton von Zantvoort