A Shepherd

Un pasteur

26th TIDF: International Premiere

Félix, a young, melancholic and secretive shepherd, leads a surprisingly timeless life. He lives alone and works along his father to raise the family herd. From autumn to spring, he looks after his animals, feeds them and keeps them in the dense forests of holm oaks of French Pre-Alps. In the summer, he travels on foot for more than two hundred kilometres, leaving his father to lead the herd to the mountains pastures, in the High Alps Ubaye valley. There, he lives far from everything for many long months, in a mineral and inaccessible world where an invisible being prowls: the wolf. Against the tide of his time, Félix has chosen a profession that isolates him and keeps him out of the world. Still, he accepts the company of a curious filmmaker, as he tries to understand what this loneliness is made of. Α melancholic ode that ponders upon the phrase homo homini lupus, only to conclude that a human can also become a lamb that takes away the sins of this world.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIDF26.

Direction: Louis Hanquet
Script: Louis Hanquet
Cinematography: Louis Hanquet
Editing: Tania Goldenberg, Agathe Hervieu
Sound: Elton Rabineau
Music: Julien Ribot
Production: Little Big Story
Producers: Valérie Montmartin
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2024
Duration: 71'
Contact: Andanafilms
Awards/Distinctions: Grand Prix (National Competition) – FIPA DOC 2024

Louis Hanquet


2024 A Shepherd