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The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future

Opens on July 28

Director: Francisca Alegría Run Time: 99 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023 Language: Spanish

Starring: Leonor Varela, Mía Maestro

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A choir of creatures introduces a world delicately constructed by fantasy, mystery, and magical realism in Francisca Alegría’s poignant and stunning debut feature. It begins in a river in the south of Chile where fish are dying due to pollution from a nearby factory. Amid their floating bodies, long-deceased Magdalena (Maestro) bubbles up to the surface gasping for air, bringing with her old wounds and a wave of family secrets. A lyrical rumination on family, nature, renewal, and resurrection, THE COW WHO SANG A SONG INTO THE FUTURE is an ambitious proposal for acceptance and healing, suggesting that the dead return when they are most needed. – KinoLorber 

“‘The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future’ is unnerving, hypnotic and full of wonders… a truly marvelous feature debut.” – James Verniere, Boston Herald

“Hauntingly moving and hopeful… a folkloric tale that uses magical realism as a way to connect the intimate story of a family suffering from generational trauma with a timely environmentalist fable.” – Rafael Motamayor, Indiewire

“A magical realist eco-fable… teeming with thought-provoking ideas.” – Jonathan Holland, Screen Daily

In Spanish with English subtitles


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