ALDO GUGOLZ & SUSANNE SCHüLE, “COWS ON THE ROOF”
WINNER: 2022 JURY AWARD – BEST FEATURE
Dir. Aldo Gugolz & Screenwriter Susanne Schüle
2020, Switzerland, 82 mins.
Director Aldo Gugolz and Screenwriter Susanne Schüle accept the SDFF 2022 Jury Award for Best Feature for Cows On The Roof.
Cows On The Roof follows Fabiano, who is haunted by nightmares. They are a reflection of his life as the heir of his father’s small-scale agricultural business. 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. 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 jury selected Cows on the Roof as the winner of this year’s competition for its unique point of view, beautiful cinematography and unflinching portrait of its’ hardscrabble subjects.”
Producers – Nicola Bernasconi, Christina Caruso
Camera – Susanne Schuele
Editing – Samir Samperisi
Director – Aldo Gugolz
Assistant Director – Nicola Maccanetti