THE COW WHO SANG A SONG INTO THE FUTURE
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THE COW WHO SANG A SONG INTO THE FUTURE

Directed by Francisca Alegría

Info

Director: Francisca Alegría
Section: CineRebels Competition
Country: Chile, Germany, France, USA
Year: 2022
PT: LA VACA QUE CANTÓ UNA CANCIÓN HACIA EL FUTURO
OT: LA VACA QUE CANTÓ UNA CANCIÓN HACIA EL FUTURO
Language: Spanish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Leonor Varela, Mía Maestro, Alfredo Castro, Marcial Tagle, Enzo Ferrada
18+

Logline

When fish and cows sing, there’s not a dry eye in the house.

When thousands of fish die in a polluted river in southern Chile, Magdalena, a woman long deceased, emerges among 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 her surroundings stir curiosity and fear among her family. As the past comes into focus, mother and daughter are met with an opportunity to change the future.

Show calendar

Calendar

  • City 3
  • HFF Kino 1
  • Q&A with Francisca Alegría

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Meet the director

THE COW WHO SANG A SONG INTO THE FUTURE

Francisca Alegría

Francisca Alegría studied directing at the Universidad Católica de Chile and screenwriting and directing at Columbia University. Her short film AND THE WHOLE SKY FIT IN THE DEAD COW’S EYE was named Best International Short Film at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and Best Latin American Short Film at the Miami Film Festival. Her feature-film debut, THE COW WHO SANG A SONG INTO THE FUTURE, had its world premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance in 2022.

Credits

Screenplay: Francisca Alegría, Fernanda Urrejola, Manuela Infante
Director of Photography: Inti Briones
Film Editor: Andrea Chignoli, Carlos Ruiz-Tagle
Producer: Tom Dercourt, Alejandra García
Production Company: Cinéma Defacto, Wood Producciones
Co-Producer: Bruno Bettati, Andrés Wood, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Shrihari Sathe
Co-Production Company: Match Factory Productions, Jirafa Films, ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel
World Sales: The Match Factory