The title Cows on the Roof directed by Aldo Gugolz is taking part in Nonfiktionale: a Documentary Film Festival in Bad Aibling. The title is in the main program.
Cows on the Roof is opening the festival on 16th March, 19.00.
Fabiano is haunted by nightmares. They are a reflection of his life as the heir of his father’s small-scale agricultural business, located in an isolated valley of Southern Switzerland. He owns fifty goats and eight cows and is trying his best to produce the special alp cheese that first made his hippie parents back in the 1980s. But nothing is going the way it should... He is in debt, the alpine hut that he rents for the summer is dilapidated, and the goats' cheese business is no longer profitable. His thoughts wander back to a fatal accident that occurred the previous year to a Macedonian illegal worker. His death is haunting him because he feels that he is at least in part responsible for it. Fabiano is not exactly in a good place to start a family but will be a father soon. His girlfriend Eva is expecting – and is hoping to fulfill her dreams of a simple life surrounded by nature and animals. But how can they build a life together in such difficult circumstances?
The Nonfiktionale is both a meeting place for the industry and a lively public festival.
Every year, the festival presents itself under a different motto, which determines the program selection. After each screening, the works are discussed in a dialogue between filmmakers, industry representatives, and the audience. Films and talks are thus on an equal footing. The goal of the festival is an inspiring, polyphonic discourse that, on the one hand, takes a look at the content-related aspects of filmmaking, but also includes the craft of documentary filmmaking.
With the festival's current motto "On thin ice", it is looking for documentaries that take risks by making fault lines in relationships visible, showing ambivalent personalities, or asking the viewers to take unruly positions.
The Festival will take place from 16th until 19th of March.