The very Italian story of larger than life Renato Zucchelli, the last travelling shepherd in Italy, who drives his sheep from the mountain slopes to the city.
From shepherds in Northumberland in Addicted to Sheep, to the ‘larger than life’ story of the last travelling shepherd in Italy, Renato Zucchelli.
Renato’s dream is to herd his 700 strong flock of sheep from the lower slopes of the Alps through the inaccessible streets and into the city to meet a group of children who, remarkably have never seen the animals before.
Director Marco Bonfanti employs a very Italian humour as he follows Renato and his toothless sidekick, Piero, travelling from mountain pasture to city square in Milan. Through them we witness a city and a way of life that has adapted and changed dramatically. The Last Shepherd is a beautiful story of one man’s drive to fulfil an eccentric dream.