This meeting of urban and rural set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Austrian Alps is an exceptional example of a dialogue between those who know almost nothing about each other, although they are practically neighbours.
Florian, a Viennese journalist and lawyer, accepts a challenge from Christian, a farmer, to try living on his Alpine farm. He leaves the safety of his social bubble and ventures into an entirely unknown world. But what at first seems to be an interesting adventure turns out to be a challenging life full of hard work and obstacles, in which the future of the farm is decided by weather fluctuations and decisions made in faraway Brussels. This humorous film documents the emergence of an unexpected friendship between two very different men. But it also follows a way of sustainable farming that was the norm until not long ago, while today it struggles for survival in competition with industrial animal farms and agricultural production.
The Farmer and the Hipster
Der Bauer und der Bobo
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Nature, Lifestyle, Feel Good, Europe
excerpt from filmography (cinema):
- The Farmer and the Hipster, 2022
- Eating differently, 2020
- Utopia revisited, 2018
- Landgrabbing, 2015