Tropic of Sheep Tales from a remote corner of Europe, the Western Isles off the Scottish northwest coast: A family from London wants to try something new - and takes over a hotel on Barra. They think of the island as an exotic paradise. For the local Member of Parliament it's first of all a logistically challenging home. Marie from the Czech Republic came for work, now she somehow feels at home. Her boyfriend Andrej has got a different opinion. Crofter Iain has been working on the windy pastures of North Uist for all his life. But now, between lambing and sheep sales, he and his daughter Joan have to make plans for an uncertain future. They decide things their own way, step by step, following the rhythm of weather and stock, not forcing anything, not talking too much. The people are surrounded by the vast, empty, and grand landscape of the islands, a lucid backdrop of the challenges that they face. Stories from a way of life many
people dream of, but feeling rather differently from a dream. A portrait of a place made of wind, clouds, water, and light.
Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival München//1.5.2009
Submission in the category Internationales Programm
Gerd Ruge-Stipendium der Filmstiftung NRW//1.6.2006
Award in the category Dokumentarfilm
Bayerischer Rundfunk Treatment-Wettbewerb Dokumentarfilm//1.6.2006
Award in the category Kinodokumentarfilm