A simple life

Synopsis

In the heart of Ardèche countryside, Robert Episse breeds goats, cows, horses, hens and lamas. There is no room there for factory farming, only for a caring watchfulness dictated by the animals' needs and the seasons. In this environment, Robert has built his own ecosystem with wooden cases that offer him much more than a shelter. They are his haven. He lives alone, carried along by the sole needs of his cattle. Yet, Robert is nothing of a hermit cut off from the world. On the contrary, he likes his fellows and their company. The eye they lay on his world apart and the interest in it they display help him bear winter's freezing temperatures and refrain his restlessness until the following spring. From harvesting times to the most pleasant season, the audience is going to share snapshots of the life of a man who has chosen to live according to nature.