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Movie Review – Winter Nomads

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A good way to get the day started at a film festival is to see a light hearted film, be it narrative, or a documentary. Seeing a down in the dumps drama can sometimes get the day off on a sombre tone, and so when I read the synopsis for this film, I knew it would be the perfect film to kick-start my 2nd day of films at the New Zealand International Film Festival!

“Standing proud and handsome in a splendid hat that might have been painted by Bruegel, veteran shepherd Pascal Eguisier, along with his earnest, good-humoured young apprentice Carole Noblanc, may be the happiest, most appealingly grounded pair you’ll see on screen.”

Winter Nomads should have been the most boring movie ever made, as its main characters were two shepherds, 3 donkeys, 4 dogs, and 800 sheep, but yet it was a really sweet and smile inducing documentary. The ending left me a little hanging, as I would have loved an epilogue scene, but other than that, I've never been so happy about watching French sheep herders!
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