The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future
Director: Francisca Alegría Run Time: 99 min. Release Year: 2023 Language: Spanish
Starring: Alfredo Castro, Leonor Varela, Luis Dubó, Marcial Tagle, Mía Maestro
Tagline: 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 (Mia Maestro) bubbles up to the surface gasping for air, bringing with her old wounds and a wave of family secrets. This shocking return sends her widowed husband into turmoil and prompts their daughter Cecilia (Leonor Varela) to return home to the family’s dairy farm with her own children. Magdalena’s presence reverberates among her family, instigating fits of laughter and despair in equal measure with all but Cecilia’s eldest child, who finds much-needed comfort in their grandmother’s love and unconditional understanding during a time of transition.
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.
Critic Quotes: “The power of Alegría’s feature debut is found not in dialogue or explication, but in the lyrical, magical realist qualities of folklore: disappointed mothers and fathers, sacred animals and cursed rivers, love and forgiveness.” – The New York Times
“The Cow Who Sang A Song Into The Future reminds us we should go through life always thinking about how our choices will affect others, including the birds, the bees, and the fish in the seas.” – RogerEbert.com
“…it’s a rare treat to watch a film that’s deliberate, enigmatic, and easy to recommend. Even if you’re not sure what’s happening, Alegria’s film never loses your focus.” – Autostraddle
Director: Francisca Alegria | Runtime: 98 minutes | Year: 2022 | Rating: UR | Country: Chile | Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles | Genre: Fiction, Drama, LGBTQIA2S+
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