First Cow 12A
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This film was last shown on 17 June 2021
Celebrated American filmmaker Kelly Reichardt returns with First Cow, a touching take on friendship that’s jam-packed with warmth, charm and plenty of cakes.
Set in the early 19th century, Cookie, a loner and skilled cook, has travelled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory. Here, he finds friendship with a Chinese immigrant named King. When a wealthy landowner imports a cow, Cookie and King see an opportunity to strike up a business and find their fortune. What follows is a heart-warming tale of misadventures, told through Reichardt’s uniquely gentle, understated lens.
- Kelly Reichardt
- 2 hours 2 minutes
- John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones