Matthias Joulaud , Lucien Roux / Switzerland / 2022 / 31 min / Colour

Italian premiere

On Achill Island, off the mountainous west coast of Ireland, there are more sheep than people. Cian is a teenager who hopes to spend the summer holidays playing football with his friends. For his grandfather Martin, however, the time has come to introduce him to work on his sheep farm. This is how Cian begins to discover the secrets of the shepherd's trade. Between football matches and outings with his friends, Cian learns from his grandfather to train the dog, cut the rams' horns, and shear the sheep. He must get up early every day and his grandfather is strict. As much as the boy enjoys helping him, he realizes it's almost a full-time job. Ramboy is a tender and dreamlike film that authentically portrays relationships and communicates the patience it takes to learn how to pass a craft from one generation to the next. It is the story of a young man's growth and his questions about the future.

  • Matthias Joulaud

    Matthias Joulaud

    Matthias Joulaud is a French director and screenwriter born in 1997. He studied photography and drawing at the Beaux Arts in Paris. Subsequently, he became interested in cinema and enrolled in the Ecal/Head Master in Switzerland. In 2019 he founded, with Lucien Roux, the Maison Momo, a film production house.

    Ramboy (2022) also screened at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and the Poitiers Film Festival.

  • Lucien Roux

    Lucien Roux

    Roux is a French director, born in 1997. He studied at ESADMM (École Supérieure d'Art et de Design Marseille-Méditerranée) and at UQAM ('Université du Québec a Montréal). He currently works for the Center Norbert Elias making documentaries in collaboration with CNRS researchers and anthropologists. He is co-founder with Matthias Joulaud of Maison Momo, a French film production house.


Screenplay Matthias Joulaud, Lucien RouxCinematography Matthias Joulaud, Lucien RouxSound Yatoni Roy CantuEditing Selin DetwillerMusic Yatoni Roy CantuMain cast Cian Kilbane, Martin CalveyProduction company Akka Films


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