COWS ON THE ROOF

documentary
90′ / Switzerland / expected release date: Spring 2020
(film in post-production)

roughcat #03

o.v.: it / ger

st: eng

A 38 anni, in attesa di un figlio dalla compagna, l’alpigiano Fabian ha rilevato da suo padre l’attività all’Alpe Arena, nella Valle Vergeletto. Con cinquanta capre e otto mucche cerca di produrre – mentre ascolta musica punk a tutto volume – lo stesso formaggio con cui negli anni ’70 i suoi genitori hippy si erano fatti un nome nella valle. Purtroppo il ricordo e i rimorsi per una disgrazia avvenuta l’anno prima nella valle sottostante lo tormentano ancora. E le cose non stanno andando come lui avrebbe voluto…

Alpine herdsman Fabian, 38, will be a father soon. He owns fifty goats and eight cows and is trying his best to produce the alpine cheese that his hippie parents made a name for themselves within the ’70s. But nothing is going the way it should. He’s in debt, and feels guilty for a fatal accident which occurred last year in the valley, which is haunting him. How can he and his girlfriend build a life together in such difficult circumstances?

writer / director

Aldo Gugolz

production

ROUGH CAT in association with revolumenfilm

co-production

RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera

producer

Nicola Bernasconi

co-producers

Christina Caruso, Aldo Gugolz

production assistant

Patrick Micaroni

editor

Samir Samperisi

dop / camera

Susanne Schüle

sound rec.

Rico Andriolo, Vittorio Castellano

sound editor

Riccardo Studer

sound design & music

Luca Pietro Congedo