L'homme qui plantait des arbres / The Man Who Planted Trees
Frédéric BackCanada / 1987 / 30' 0''
Tuškanac Cinema, 20:00 h
Tuškanac Cinema, 14:00 h
The story, narrated by the great actor Christopher Plummer, tells how a good and simple man with an ear for the language of the earth, makes a forest grow in what was a god-forsaken, waterless waste. Not far from a deserted hamlet, ruined by drought and buffeted by the winds, a shepherd lives alone with his sheep. He is a taciturn man who matches the rhythm of his life to that of nature. Some fifty years of age, he underwent much suffering in his life, and chose to devote the rest of it to this patient and anonymous achievement. The story, like the film, is a tribute to patience and hard work, and to the generous heart of this shepherd who is deterred neither by wars nor setbacks, a man who puts himself in second place, behind his life’s work.
categoriesMASTERS OF ANIMATION: FRÉDÉRIC BACK