A young woman and a shepherd, both from different worlds, encounter each other and spend a day criss-crossing the Causse’s high plains looking for some of the shephard’s animals that have wandered off. While they walk, the talk about life, work and love. They occasionally cross paths with a minor local bandit who wants to go to Montpellier, but who has difficulty making his mind up to leave. —uniFrance
Alain Guiraudie, born July 15 1964 in Villefranche-de-Rouergue (Aveyron), is an actor, director and writer.
Born into a farming family, he developed a passion for very young folk culture. In 1990, he directed his first short film, Heroes Never Die.
In a style picaresque and the tone of the tale, he strives to represent the working class in the film That Old Dream That Moves, winner Prix Jean Vigo and presented in 2001 at the Directors Fortnight. Jean-Luc Godard spoke on this occasion that it was the “Best Film at Festival de Cannes.” Alain Guiraudie then passes to feature film, and is still filming in the Southwest.
“When I was an adolescent I thought about going into movies, but it seemed difficult to achieve. After high school, I almost tried applying to L’IDHEC, [Ed.- French film school], but I didn’t feel capable of getting in. Afterwards I wrote a few bad novels. One day I wrote something really shitty and poorly defined, something between a… read more
Tedious short feature from director Guiraudie who has gone on stronger work in recent years. Weak absurdist story with underlying themes of socialism, union solidarity and working class morality but written at the level of a first year film student who thinks he's saying something profound that no one has ever thought of before. Needed an investor to just say no.