Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Cow Who Sang A Song Into the Future

Year: 2022
Country: CHILE
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 93 minutes

The Cow Who Sang A Song Into the Future
The Cow Who Sang A Song Into the Future
The Cow Who Sang A Song Into the Future
The Cow Who Sang A Song Into the Future
The Cow Who Sang A Song Into the Future

Years ago, Tomas’ grandmother Magdalena committed suicide under mysterious circumstances in a river near her family’s dairy farm. No one understood why she did it, and her body was never found. Decades later, Magdalena emerges from the same river, fully alive, although the river itself is now dying. The world that Magdalena is returning to is much different from the one she left. Fish in the river are dying; the bees on the land have vanished; the birds who can still fly away have all migrated. The ecosystem is completely collapsing from the overwhelming mistreatment from human activity, and the dairy cows on her family’s farm are suffering greatly, along with the environment around them. As Magdalena wanders back to her old home to face her family, each of her loved ones is confronted with dark secrets from their past and present. Filled with haunting and surreal imagery, THE COW WHO SANG A SONG INTO THE FUTURE powerfully highlights society’s destructive relationship with the natural world through the lens of a mystical family drama. —G.S.

CIFF46 Screenings

Mimi Ohio Theatre

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 7:35 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Sidebars
Latinx & Hispanic Cinema
Women of the World

Competitions
New Direction Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director

Director
Francisca Alegría

Producer
Tom Dercourt, Alejandra García

Screenwriting
Francisca Alegría, Fernanda Urrejola, Manuela Infante

Cinematography
Inti Briones

Editing
Andrea Chignoli, Carlos Ruiz-Tagle

Principal Cast
Leonor Varela, Mía Maestro, Alfredo Castro, Marcial Tagle, Enzo Ferrada, Luis Dubó

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