A retired couple, Erminio and Attilia live in Arnad, a small village in the Alps. They speak patois and share the same passion: mountain cuisine. They also share this passion with Paul and Sofia, their grand-children, and the cat Furbino. This small world follows the rhythm of the seasons and the search for simple delicatessen, rich in taste and humanity. “We are what we eat”...feeding today strongly marks our lifestyle and thought. Fast food or slow food? Formulaic or variety? Homogeneity or identity? This documentary tries to respond to these questions in a simple way, giving the portrait of a retired couple who share their passion for cuisine and mountain. Step by step, we become aware that their passion for cuisine is nothing more than their relationship with their territory, man and identity. Like in a fairy tale, this couple makes us think of our relationship with life and space. Take your time to be free, to talk, to confront people, to share, to look at and to understand the other, to nourish our identities and grow rich with our cultural and culinary diversity.
Director, operator and producer, Joseph Péaquin was born in France in 1971. He graduated in Communications from the University of Grenoble with a major in Film Directing. After working in Paris and Turin, he devoted himself exclusively to filming documentaries in Valle d'Aosta. Since 1997, he has made nineteen documentaries and in 2003 he set up his own production house DOCFILM. His recent filmography includes A scuola di vitae (2008), Corrado Gex, il vit clair and il vit loin (2007).