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Cow (12A)

A still from Andrea Arnold's Cow, with a black and white cow in the dark looking at the camera

This simple documentary by Andrea Arnold (American Honey, Fish Tank) follows the life of a dairy cow, named Luma, from birth.

Filmed over years, what transpires is the slow yet eventful life of an animal both familiar and mysterious.

Arnold forces us to understand Luma’s life from the cow’s own perspective, from eating, procreating and sleeping, to the infrequent, but often invasive, presence of human beings. Arnold doesn’t force the point, but it’s easy to empathise with Luma. It’s a rather beautiful portrait of animal life, especially for an animal that doesn’t often get a lot of attention, but one whose life we, as humans, profoundly shape.

Tagged with: Cinema New releases

UK 2021 Dir Andrea Arnold 94 min

Please note, this film contains scenes which viewers may find upsetting. 

 

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