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„Dem Himmel ganz nah“

Dem Himmel ganz nah

Titus Faschina (Deutschland) - 92 min

Wednesday, 09. Nov. 2011 from 15:00 Schubertkino-Saal 2       

Dumitru Stanciu is one of the last mountain herdsmen in Europe. In summer and in winter, he drives his sheep herds across the far and wide landscape of the Transylvanian Carpathian Mountains, like his ancestors did for centuries, very close to the sky. He is living in the myths of his mountains, between wolves and bears, in the sun, wind, snow and ice, and in constant worry about his animals. Soon he will chuck in his job, and a piece of old European tradition will be gone for ever. Or, will his son Radu take over the herd?


Nomination 2011

Special Prize of the Jury 2011

A superbly crafted black and white film of a herders family’s life in the Carpathian Mountains the seasons through. At a gentle and seductive pace with depth of meaning, a life style being seen maybe for the last time.