Idiosyncratic, shy and more than a bit awkward, teenage Mouton lives out his days as a cook in a small village in Normandy. One day tragedy strikes, and he loses an arm. Here is the lingering story of his mates who have remained in a town now inhabited by dogs and hopes contained in small gestures.
“Depicts the daily rhythms of life in a French seaside town” – Hollywood Reporter
“Some mysteries aren’t meant to be solved, and Mouton (no, this isn’t another film about sheep) from first-time directors Gilles Deroo and Marianne Pistone, is the latest in a budding field of beautifully irreducible tales—blessed with the imprimatur of Locarno’s Opera Prima award—that refracts its subject through a prismatic approach to narrative” – Cinema Scope
“Films that truly surprise are the rarest of the rare, and while “Sheep” [Mouton] also perplexes, its originality and intriguing docu-style approach make it impossible to dismiss as just another arty experiment. Debuting helmers Marianne Pistone and Gilles Deroo have crafted a prose poem on the randomness of life itself, at first focusing on a young man working as a prep chef and then, quite suddenly, introducing a freak event that changes the course of the picture and steers it down unexpected paths. “Sheep” should get a boost from Locarno’s tyro film award, heralding fest interest and deserved cult status.” – Variety
Winner – Golden Leopard – Best First Feature, Festival del Film Locarno 2013
Official Selection – New Directors / New Films 2014
Director: Gilles Deroo, Marianne Pistone
Stars: David Merabet, Audrey Clement, Michael Mormentyn
96 minutes / French with English Subtitles / 2013 / Genre: Drama / Coming of Age
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