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The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future

Francisca ALEGRÍA

  • Chile, France, United States, Germany
  • 2022
  • Korean Premiere
  • 99min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color

SYNOPSIS

When thousands of fish die in a polluted river in southern Chile, Magdalena, a woman long-deceased, emerges among their corpses. She encounters her widowed husband and sends him into a state of shock, prompting the return of their daughter Cecilia. As the past comes into focus, the mother and daughter are met with a chance to change the future.

PROGRAM NOTE

In southern Chile, near a river where fish lay dead in droves due to factory pollution, Magdalena returns from the dead. Her husband collapses from a heart attack, which causes his daughter Cecilia to return to her hometown with her children. Staying at her brother’s house, Cecilia dwells on her memories and is lost in love and hatred for her mother. Magdalena wanders around them like a ghost, and as she and Cecilia face each other at last, long-buried family secrets resurface.
A dreamy landscape of southern Chile with an eerie atmosphere is visible among death and resurrection. A work that delicately depicts the conflicts and interests in mother-daughter relationships across three generations through a fairytale-like narrative is the feature debut of Francisca Alegría, who has also drawn attention at Sundance. [CHOONSAM, Cinefemme]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
312 2022-08-28 | 13:30 - 15:09 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 3  
517 2022-08-30 | 19:00 - 20:39 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 1  

Director

  • Francisca ALEGRÍA
    Alegría obtained a bachelor’s degree in directing from the Universidad Católica de Chile and an MFA in screenwriting and film directing from Columbia University. Her short film And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow's Eye (2016) was named the Best International Fiction Short Film at the Sundance Film Festival and the Best Latin American Short Film at the Miami Film Festival. The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future is her debut feature.

Credit

  • ProducerTom DERCOURT, Alejandra GARCíA
  • Cast Leonor VARELA, Mía MAESTRO
  • Screenwriter Francisca ALEGRíA, Fernanda URREJOLA, Manuela INFANTE
  • Cinematographer Inti BRIONES

WORLD SALES

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