The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2022
  • Running time: 99 min
A choir of creatures introduces a world delicately constructed by fantasy, mystery, and magical realism in Francisca Alegría’s stunning debut, beginning in a river in the south of Chile where fish are dying due to pollution from the nearby cellulose factory. read more

A choir of creatures introduces a world delicately constructed by fantasy, mystery, and magical realism in Francisca Alegría’s stunning debut, beginning in a river in the south of Chile where fish are dying due to pollution from the nearby cellulose 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. The shocking return of Magdalena sends her widowed husband (Alfredo Castro) into turmoil and prompts their daughter, Cecilia (Leonor Varela), to return home to the family’s dairy farm with her own children. There, Magdalena’s presence reverberates among her family, instigating fits of laughter and despair in equal measure with all but Cecilia’s eldest child (Enzo Ferrada Rosati), who seeks their grandmother’s love and unconditional understanding during a time of transition. A lyrical rumination on family, 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.

Original Release

01/23/2022

US Release

01/23/2022

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Cast

Mia Maestro Magdalena
Leonor Varela Cecilia
Frederique Gudelj Arsenaiera
Alfredo Castro Enrique
Marcial Tagle Bernardo
Camilo Arancibia Joven Motociclista
Javier Navarrete Jóvenes Motoqueros
Oscar Mena Jóvenes Motoqueros
José Luis Villalobos Jóvenes Motoqueros
Daniela Pino Jóvenes Motoqueros
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Francisca Alegria

Writers

Francisca Alegria, Manuela Infante, Fernanda Urrejola

Cast

Mia Maestro Magdalena
Leonor Varela Cecilia
Frederique Gudelj Arsenaiera
Alfredo Castro Enrique
Marcial Tagle Bernardo
Camilo Arancibia Joven Motociclista
Javier Navarrete Jóvenes Motoqueros
Oscar Mena Jóvenes Motoqueros
José Luis Villalobos Jóvenes Motoqueros
Daniela Pino Jóvenes Motoqueros
Domingo Araya B. Trabajador Lechería #1
Luis Dubo Victor
Cristian Celis Vet / Veterinario
Enzo Ferrada Rosati Tomas
Benjamin Soto Pablo
Laura Del Rio Rios Alma
Maximiliano Jair Jóvenes Motoqueros
Claudio Echeverría Jóvenes Motoqueros
Adriel Rubio Jóvenes Motoqueros
Francisca Inzunza Jóvenes Motoqueros

Producers

Casey Bader Executive Producer
Bill Reedy Executive Producer
Emily Reedy Executive Producer
Rick Rosenthal Executive Producer
Nancy Stephens Executive Producer
Christine Woodhouse Executive Producer
Alec Baldwin Executive Producer
Bruno Bettati Producer
Matías De Bourguignon Producer
Tom Dercourt Producer
Viola Fügen Producer
Alejandra Garcia Producer
Andreas Roald Producer
Shrihari Sathe Producer
Maya Scherr-Willson Producer
Michael Weber Producer
Dan Wechsler Producer
Andres Wood Producer
Jamal Zeinal Zade Producer
Sophie Erbs Producer
Augusto Matte Producer
Pierrick Baudouin Producer
Cécile Tollu-Polonowski Producer

Editors

Andrea Chignoli, Carlos Ruiz-Tagle

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