Cow + Q&A 12A

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This film was last shown on 16 January 2022

Cow is the much-anticipated latest film from acclaimed British filmmaker Andrea Arnold, her first documentary feature and first film since 2016’s American Honey. Shot with a hand-held camera, and frequently at the animal’s eye level, Cow documents the daily life of Luma, a cow on a working dairy farm. An immersive and powerful film, Cow is captured in a deeply empathetic and unwavering gaze. Like Viktor Kosakovsky’s recent Gunda, which follows a sow and her piglets, Cow is an intimate and poignant exploration of Luma’s life. A heartfelt and thought-provoking documentary from one of the U.K’s most interesting contemporary filmmakers.

This is a special Reclaim The Frame screening followed by a Q&A with COW filmmaker Andrea Arnold, hosted by Birds’ Eye View director, Melanie Iredale.

Reclaim the Frame brings a wider perspective of the world by championing cinema by women & non-binary filmmakers. Run by Birds’ Eye View, a charity with a mission to advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion in film by fostering a community for those who make, show, release and watch them.

To learn more and join the #ReclaimTheFrame mission and receive free cinema tickets, discount codes and other film goodies, visit their website. Supported by BFI’s Audience Fund.

Please note: This is a special screening - there will be no trailers or adverts before the film begins. The event will start at the time stated so please plan your arrival accordingly.


Andrea Arnold
1 hour 34 minutes


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