Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  85 minutes
Date:  2014
Genre:  Observational
Language:  French / English subtitles
Grade level: 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Color/BW:  Color
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Winter Nomads

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An adventure film at the heart of a territory undergoing a radical transformation.

Winter Nomads

Pascal, 53, and Carole, 28, are shepherds. In the month of November 2010, they embark on their long winter transhumance: four months during which they will have to cover 600 km in the Swiss-French region, accompanied by three donkeys, four dogs and a eight hundred sheep.

'An exhilarating verite work!' -Sheri Linden, LA Tmes

'Swiss-born director Manuel von Sturler applies a verite approach to their undertaking, gently drawing upon the rough, bucolic romance of the 'transhumance'.' -Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times

'Showcases nature, but its real theme is its subjects' engagement with their work... Visuals don't skimp on the adorable.' -Jay Weissberg, Variety

'As beautiful as it is bleak.' -Village Voice


Awards

** World Premiere, 62nd Berlinale 2012
** Nominated, American Society of Cinematographers Spotlight Award 2014
** Golden Frog, Grand Prix, Camerimage 2013
** Herisson d'Argent, Frapna IFF 2013
** Best Documentary, European Film Academy 2012
** Best Camera and Best Editing, Prix du Cinema Suisse 2013
** Young Onion Award, Makedox FF 2013
** In Competition, Documenta Madrid 2013
** Public Award, Trento Film Festival, 2013
** ET3 Award, DOC FEST Thessalonique 2013
** In Competition, Zagreb Dox 2013
** Official Selection, Belgrade Magnificent7
** Official Selection, Goetborg IFF 2013
** Special mention, Autrans Film Festival 2012
** Best of Fest, Amsterdam IDFA 2012
** In Competition, Festival dei Popoli 2012
** In Competition, Filmtage-Tuebingen 2012
**Official Selection, Muestra de Buenos-Aires 2012

Citation

Main credits

Stürler, Manuel von (Director)
Dill, Heinz (Producer)
Garbar, Elisabeth (Producer)

Other credits

Music, Olivia Pedroli.


Distributor credits

A film by Manuel von Sturler

Docuseek2 subjects

Ranching
Switzerland
France
Cultural Anthropology

Distributor subjects

Agriculture
Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
France
Nature
Western Europe

Keywords

,"Winter Nomads",Icarus Films

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