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THE COW WHO SANG A SONG INTO THE FUTURE (2023)
Drama | Language: Spanish | Subtitles: English | Status: Completed
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When thousands of fish die in a polluted river in southern Chile, Magdalena, a woman long-deceased, emerges amongst their lifeless bodies. Magdalena encounters her widowed husband, sending him into a state of shock and prompting the return of their daughter, Cecilia. Magdalena’s presence and her effect on the environment stirs curiosity and fear among her family. As the past comes into focus, mother and daughter are met with the opportunity to change the future.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Sundance Film Festival 2022 - Nominee - Grand Jury Prize
Munich Film Festival 2022 - Nominee - CineRebels Award
Riviera International Film Festival 2022 - Nominee - Jury Prize - Best Film
Melbourne International Film Festival 2022 - Nominee - Bright Horizons Award
"Earthy and ethereal with stunning cinematography and powerful performances. This is a visceral journey that takes you inside a deeper understanding within life and rebirth of our environment and each other, and it’s pleasurably strange and captivating." - Critical Popcorn
"Powerful yet tender" - Eye For Film
"A waking dream" - AV Forums
"A sharp and surreal debut" - HeyUGuys
CAST & CREW
Cast - Leonor Varela, Mía Maestro, Alfredo Castro, Marcial Tagle, Enzo Ferrada, Luis Dubó
Director - Francisca Alegría
Screenplay - Francisca Alegría, Fernanda Urrejola, Manuela Infante
Cinematographer - Inti Briones
Producers - Tom Dercourt, Alejandra García
Co-producers - Bruno Bettati, Andrés Wood, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Shrihari Sathe
Associate Producers - Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal-Zade, Andreas Roald, Augusto Matte, Matias de Bourguignon, Sophie Erbs, Burkhard Althoff, Doris Hepp
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Francisca Alegría is an award-winning filmmaker who obtained her degree in Directing from the Universidad Católica de Chile and her M.F.A. in Screenwriting and Film Directing at Columbia University. Her short film And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow’s Eye received the award for Best International Fiction Short Film at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Best Latin American Short Film at Miami Film Festival and was selected at Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and New York Film Festival. The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future is Alegría’s debut feature, and was selected for the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs and premiered in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.