“The Cow Who Sang a Music Into the Future,” Chilean director Francisca Alegría’s first function, is coming to theaters. North American distribution rights to the “environmental fable” have been secured by Kino Lorber, a press launch introduced. A theatrical launch for the Sundance 2022 choice is being deliberate for later this 12 months.
In an interview, Alegría instructed Girls and Hollywood that “The Cow Who Sang a Music Into the Future” is ready in “a wounded world, the place animals sing songs earlier than they die.” She revealed, “a mysterious girl comes again from the lifeless to reconnect along with her household, and ultimately heal the damaged bond with the daughter she left behind.”
Written by Alegría, Fernanda Urrejola (“Social gathering of 5”), and Manuela Infante (“Invisible Heroes”), the story takes place towards the backdrop of a river in southern Chile, the place fish are dying attributable to air pollution from a close-by cellulose manufacturing facility. Kino Lorber describes “The Cow Who Sang” as a “lyrical rumination on household, renewal, and resurrection” and as “an formidable proposal for acceptance and therapeutic, suggesting that the lifeless return when they’re most wanted.”
The movie premiered within the World Cinema Dramatic Competitors at Sundance in January. The Sundance Screenwriters and Administrators Labs selectee has additionally screened at Luxembourg Metropolis Movie Pageant and Miami Movie Pageant, amongst others. Mia Maestro (“Mayans M.C.”), Leonor Varela (“Dallas”), and newcomer Enzo Ferrada Rosati star, and the producers embody Alejandra García (“Spider”) and Viola Fügen (“Memoria”).
“We have been instantly seduced by Francisca Alegría’s distinctive imaginative and prescient, and look ahead to sharing this heady mix of ecological and familial themes reimagined by way of a magical realist lens,” stated Kino Lorber SVP Wendy Lidell.
“I really feel very lucky that Kino Lorber will distribute my first function movie in North America,” Alegría added. “The movie got here from a really private place so it’s notably particular that Kino Lorber will deliver it to audiences, given their dedication to showcasing new voices and curating work that is still truthful to artwork home cinema.”
Alegría’s 2016 quick “And the Entire Sky Match within the Useless Cow’s Eye” gained the Quick Movie Jury Award – Worldwide Fiction at Sundance and was named Greatest Latin American Quick Movie at Miami Movie Pageant. The magical realist ghost story was additionally chosen for TIFF, Telluride, and New York Movie Pageant.
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