It’s quite true that the documentary genre covers virtually every imaginable topic. From historic events and travel to true crime and nature’s wonders, documentaries pry open the doors to countless worlds and ideas. Even the most mundane subject can be made compelling in the hands of a talented filmmaker.
Andrea Arnold, Oscar-winning director of hits such as Big Little Lies and American Honey, is set to release her latest film at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. The film, entitled Cow, was created in an effort to draw public attention to the daily lives of the common dairy cow, and the industries that rely on them. In an interview with Variety, Arnold issued the following remarks concerning her hope for the film and its message:
“The film is an endeavour to consider cows. To move us closer to them. To see both their beauty and the challenges of their lives. Not in a romantic way, but in a real way.”
Arnold’s film will hold its world premiere at the renowned Cannes Film Festival on July 8th, 2021. Arnold herself is no stranger to the Cannes circuit, having taken the festival’s Jury Prize in 2006 for her debut feature film Red Hood, and twice more for Fish Tank in 2009, and American Honey in 2016.
Cow is the latest Cannes feature to be acquired by global cinema distributor MUBI, who recently picked up UK distribution rights to 2021 Cannes participants Benedetta by Paul Verhoeven, Annette by Leos Carax, and Bergman Island by Mia Hansen Love. MUBI curates a wide variety of theatrical films for global distribution and is accessible via the Internet, Roku, Playstation, Apple TV and Amazon Fire across more than 190 countries worldwide.