The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future

Fiction | Chile, France, United States, Germany | 2022 | 93 min | Spanish


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


Award-winning filmmaker. Her short film, And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow's Eye received the award for Best International Fiction Short Film at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and Best Latin American Short Film at Miami Film Festival. Her debut feature, The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future, premiered in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

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Latin American Premiere

Director - Directors
Francisca Alegría
Guión - Screenplay
Francisca Alegría, Fernanda Urrejola, Manuela Infante
Productor - Producer
Tom Dercourt, Alejandra García
Música - Music:
Pierre Desprats
Sonido - Sound:
Jean-Guy Véran, Javier Neira, Benoît Gargonne, Thomas Robert
Cinematografía - Cinematography:
Inti Briones
Edición - Editor:
Andrea Chignoli, Carlos Ruiz-Tagle
Dirección de Arte - Production Design:
Bernardita Baeza
Intérpretes - Cast
Leonor Varela, Mia Maestro, Alfredo Castro, Marcial Tagle, Enzo Ferrada, Luis Dubó
Contacto - Contact
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