IFC Films is acquiring North American rights to Cow, a new documentary directed by Academy Award-winning English filmmaker Andrea Arnold.
Shot over seven years, “Cow” had its world premiere in the newly created Cannes Premiere section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in France.
“This film is an endeavour to consider cows. To move us closer to them. To see both their beauty and the challenge of their lives. Not in a romantic way but in a real way. It’s a film about one dairy cow’s reality and acknowledging her great service to us. When I look at Luma, our cow, I see the whole world in her,” Arnold said in a statement.
The film is produced by Kat Mansoor of Halcyon Pictures. It is executive produced by Rose Garnett of BBC Films and Maxyne Franklin and Sandra Whipham of Doc Society, according to a news release.
IFC Films previously collaborated with Arnold on her award-winning film “Fish Tank,” which starred Katie Jarvis and Michael Fassbender.
“We are beyond thrilled to reunite with Andrea again after the incredible debut of ‘Fish Tank’ over a decade ago. ‘Cow’ is a poignant extension of her remarkable career and we are looking forward to sharing this emotional and deeply universal story with audiences across North America,” said Arianna Bocco, president of IFC Films, in a statement. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.