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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 5
Sun 25th Sep 13:15

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Pic. 5
Thu 29th Sep 20:45

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Life on his isolated land is modest and peaceful for Anselmo. Working as a shepherd is all he’s ever known and everything he wants from life. However, his simple life is threatened by a construction company who approach him with a deal to buy his land. If he sells, his neighbours will get a share of the money – so they take it upon themselves to convince him to reconsider. What follows is a clever portrayal of a community turning on a perceived outsider and the psychology of the group when they begin to feel increasingly trapped. Jonathan Cenzual Burley brilliantly brings to screen the feel of small community life and consequently reveals an all-the-more effective depiction of the invasive nature of corporate greed on a once peaceful rural landscape. Miguel Martin delivers an involving and nuanced performance in the often stoic role of Anselmo. A tale of escalating greed, stubbornness and desperation, The Shepherd depicts how rapidly events can spiral out of control both when seeking to protect one’s way of life.
Original Title
El Pastor
Runtime
97
Cast
Miguel Martin
Alfonso Mendiguchia
Juan Luis Sara
Maribel Iglesias.
Country
Spain/UK
Director(s)
Jonathan Cenzual Burley
Writer(s)
Jonathan Cenzual Burley
DoP(s)
Jonathan Cenzual Burley
Producer(s)
Jonathan Cenzual Burley
Executive Producer(s)
Murray Dibbs
Screening Status
European Premiere
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