The Shepherd

2016
  |  Book Tickets: 05/06/2017
  |  98 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Anselmo, a middle-aged shepherd, lives a poor but happy life in a small, run down house in the middle of the Spanish plains, near a small, but growing village. His dog Pillo and his sheep are his only company. A life bucolic enough for him to ignore the offers he receives from a construction company who wants to buy his house and land to build a new residential complex. Conflicting against Anselmo’s unwillingness to sell is Julian and Paco’s greed, the owners of the neighbouring lands, who only answer to their own interests. A bloody metaphor of the greed that corrodes those who do not answer to reason in their quest to get what they want, and the inevitable, but violent consequences of their actions. “AS STRIKING AS THE WILD AMERICAN LANDSCAPES OF “THE SEARCHERS”..,. THE ENDING HAS A FLOURISH JOHN FORD MIGHT HAVE BEEN PROUD OF” Sight & Sound