JIFF21: SHEPHERD, THE (A Pásztor) 91 mins


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The Shepherd is a historical drama, which takes place in Europe during WWII, in a territory occupied by Nazis. The main character is an old shepherd, who lives alone on a ranch. After his daughter gets killed by German soldiers, he decides in his grief to save as many Jewish lives as possible. Throughout the film, the Shepherd is faced with many difficult challenges, the most difficult culminating: to save the life of a Jewish family, a wounded girl, or himself against the German soldiers.

The Shepherd, (A Pásztor) | Hungary, 2019, 91 mins | Director: László Illés | Language: Hungarian (English subtitles) | Premiere Status: Australian

Festival Appearances/Awards: Best international film Award by Punta del Este Jewish film festival