Manuel von Sturler, director. Two shepherds, fifty-three-year-old Pascal and twenty-eight-year-old Carole, embark on a long winter journey: four months in 2010 during which they cover 600 km in the Swiss-French region, accompanied by three donkeys, four dogs and eight hundred sheep. They brave the cold and the bad weather day in and day out, with a canvas cover and animal skins as their only shelter at night. This saga reveals a tough and exacting profession requiring constant improvisation and unflinching attention to nature, the animals and the cosmos. An eventful journey with surprise encounters, moving reunions with farmer friends, and nostalgic figures of country life that is shrinking away fast. The strong personalities of Pascal and Carole, whose relationship and joie de vivre transform this trial into a magnificent hymn to freedom, are at opposite extremes to our comfortable daily reality. 2012, Switzerland, 90 mins.