Cow

by Andrea Arnold

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2021
94 min
OV English - French subtitles
Feature film
Documentary
Color
DCP

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Out of Competition 2021

Official synopsis

"'Cow' invites us to take a different look at cows, to get closer to them, to contemplate their beauty but also the reality of their life without embellishment. This is the story of a reality, that of a dairy cow, and a tribute to the immense service it gives us. When I look at Luma, our cow, it is our world that I see through her." Andrea Arnold

The programmer’s eye

With a camera placed on its nose, the sound captured at the level of the bowls and far from human voices, harassing flies around the eyelids, then the depth of Luma’s eye, cow-main character of Andrea Arnold's latest film, an active filmer who seems to manage to capture a bovine’s subjectivity. It’s a destabilizing experience to feel so close to a ruminant! “Cow”, in filming the grueling physical fate of a dairy cow, doesn’t tell us so much about man's cruel hold over animals as it does about the dismal closeness of our conditions. — Pierre Guidez

Biography and Filmography

Andrea Arnold studied film at the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles. After several short films, she received the Oscar for Best Short Film in Live Action for “Wasp” in 2005. In 2006, her first feature film, “Red Road”, won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and the prize Carl Foreman, awarded to the most promising newcomer, at the BAFTAs. His second feature film, “Fish Tank”, starring Michael Fassbender and Katie Jarvis, won the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the BAFTA for best British film in 2010. His third film, “Wuthering Heights”, an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Emily Brontë, made its competitive debut at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. Her latest film, “American Honey”, was filmed in the United States, starring Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf in the lead roles, and allowed Andrea Arnold to receive her third Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, in 2016. In 2018 and 2019, Andrea directed the second season of “Big Little Lies” for HBO.

2021 - COW - Andrea Arnold - Director
2016 - AMERICAN HONEY - Andrea Arnold - Director, screenwriter
2011 - WUTHERING HEIGHTS - Andrea Arnold - Director, screenwriter
2009 - FISH TANK - Andrea Arnold - Director, screenwriter
2006 - RED ROAD - Andrea Arnold - Director, screenwriter
2003 - WASP (Short) - Andrea Arnold - Director, screenwriter
2001 - DOG (Short) - Andrea Arnold - Director, screenwriter
1998 - MILK (Short) - Andrea Arnold - Director, screenwriter

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Andrea Arnold studied film at the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles. After several short films, she received the Oscar for Best Short Film in Live Action for “Wasp” in 2005. In 2006, her first feature film, “Red Road”, won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and the prize Carl Foreman, awarded to the most promising newcomer, at the BAFTAs. His second feature film, “Fish Tank”, starring Michael Fassbender and Katie Jarvis, won the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the BAFTA for best British film in 2010. His third film, “Wuthering Heights”, an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Emily Brontë, made its competitive debut at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. Her latest film, “American Honey”, was filmed in the United States, starring Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf in the lead roles, and allowed Andrea Arnold to receive her third Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, in 2016. In 2018 and 2019, Andrea directed the second season of “Big Little Lies” for HBO.

2021 - COW - Andrea Arnold - Director
2016 - AMERICAN HONEY - Andrea Arnold - Director, screenwriter
2011 - WUTHERING HEIGHTS - Andrea Arnold - Director, screenwriter
2009 - FISH TANK - Andrea Arnold - Director, screenwriter
2006 - RED ROAD - Andrea Arnold - Director, screenwriter
2003 - WASP (Short) - Andrea Arnold - Director, screenwriter
2001 - DOG (Short) - Andrea Arnold - Director, screenwriter
1998 - MILK (Short) - Andrea Arnold - Director, screenwriter