The ticket sale for the largest documentary festival in the world, the Idfa in Amsterdam, starts (partly) today. V’s film editors already selects fourteen recommendations from the enormous program.
Ton van Zantvoort, NL, 81 min.
The shepherd’s craft may now be included on the list of intangible cultural heritage, it does not make the life of the idealistic, coarse-shed shepherd Stijn easier. In SHEEP HERO, Ton van Zantvoort follows his charismatic protagonist, who tries to keep his head above water in bureaucratic Netherlands, while his financial situation becomes more and more untenable. In Van Zantvoort images, the Dutch countryside is of a misty beauty – an idyll that contrasts nicely with the harsh reality that he sketches.
25-10-2018 – 7:30 Director Ton van Zantvoort was on Omroep Brabant Radio.