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Anche stanotte le mucche danzeranno sul tetto

by Aldo Gugolz

Fabiano is haunted by a nightmare that keeps coming back: his cows are walking on the roof of the cheese making facility in his alpine meadow and they don’t stop their party until the dilapidated hut collapses. This dream is a reflection of his life as the heir of his father’s small-scale agricultural business, located in an isolated valley of Southern Switzerland.

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DATA SHEET
Orginal title:
Anche stanotte le mucche danzeranno sul tetto
Year:
2020
Length (min.):
82'
Original language:
Italiano / Italian
Subtitles:
Inglese / English
International Title:
Cows on the roof
Production:

ROUGH CAT and revolumenfilm

Co-Producers:
RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera
With the support of:
  • Ufficio federale della cultura / Repubblica e Cantone Ticino
  • Fondo FilmPlus della Svizzera italiana
  • Ticino Film Commission
  • Kanton Luzern
  • FUKA-Fonds der Stadt Luzern
  • Fonds de production télévisuelle
  • Ernst Goehner Stiftung
  • FOCAL Mentoring for Docs
Prizes
(selection):
  • 69. Trento Film Festival, Genziana d’oro Miglior Film – Gran Premio Città di Trento,
  • Prix du Jury SSA / Suissimage au long métrage le plus innovant de la compétition nationalen.
  • Innerschweizer Filmpreis 2021
Festivals
(selection):
  • 69. Trento Film Festival / Concorso internazionale
  • Zuger Filmtage 2020 / Swiss premiere
  • 56. Solothurner Filmtage / Sektion Panorama
  • 51. Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon – Compétition Nationale – world premiere.
  • Solothurner Filmtage 2021
Official website:
CONTACT

ROUGH CAT and revolumenfilm
https://roughcat.ch

SYNOPSIS

Fabiano is haunted by a nightmare that keeps coming back: his cows are walking on the roof of the cheese making facility in his alpine meadow and they don’t stop their party until the dilapidated hut collapses. This dream is a reflection of his life as the heir of his father’s small-scale agricultural business, located in an isolated valley of Southern Switzerland. He owns fifty goats and eight cows and is trying his best to produce the special alp cheese that first made his hippie parents back in the 1970s. But nothing is going the way it should… He is in debt, the alpine hut that he rents for the summer is dilapidated, and the goats cheese business is no longer profitable. His thoughts wander back to a fatal accident occurred the previous year to a Macedonian illegal worker. His death is haunting him, because he feels that he is at least in part responsible for it. Fabiano is not exactly in a good place to start a family, but will be a father soon. His girlfriend Eva is expecting – and is hoping to fulfil her dreams of a simple life surrounded by nature and animals. But how can they build a life together in such difficult circumstances?



LOCATION
Valle Onsernone
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CAST & CREW
Direction:
Aldo Gugolz
Film script:
Susanne Schüle, Aldo Gugolz
Photography:
Susanne Schüle
Sound:
Rico Andriolo, Vittorio Castellano, Marco Viale
Editing:
Samir Samperisi
Sound editing:
Riccardo Studer, Alessandra Modugno
Music:
Stone Leaf
Producers:
Nicola Bernasconi

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