Rose and the Marmots

Rose, a resilient twelve-year-old, lives with her blind grandfather in the harsh mountain terrain, surviving on meager resources. In the past, her grandfather was a skilled tailor, but his failing eyesight hinders him from sewing. To sustain the family, Rose captures and trains marmots, preparing for the inevitable descent to the city with her musical act. Her departure each winter is a painful ritual, leaving her grandfather behind. In the city, life is tough; Rose faces challenges from town sergeants and the constant threat of losing her concertina and marmots. Despite hardships, she persists in her quest to reunite with Louis and Antoinette. This poignant narrative captures the harsh realities of their existence and Rose's determined spirit.