BALLAD OF A WHITE COW (Berlinale 2021) – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Ballad of a White Cow is an uncomfortable, sad film where hope sits in frequently complicated tension with a sense of inevitability that things are destined to get worse once the truth comes to light. But it is also an unmissable film, a powerful film and an important film that does not flinch – not once – in its exposé of how a great injustice cannot be magically fixed by bureaucrats; rather, its trauma spirals outwards, endlessly and unnecessarily, ruining the lives of all it touches.

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