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Doc Club: Cow

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A portrait of the life of a dairy cow called Luma, this observational documentary by Andrea Arnold unflinchingly chronicles its subject’s daily life, from grazing in green fields to giving birth, making milk and everything in between.

The Oscar-winning director’s new documentary explores warmth, joy and anger through the eyes of a farmyard animal. Arnold began thinking about documenting an animal’s life nine years ago. Eventually she settled on a cow.

“I thought a cow would be interesting because they work so hard, getting pregnant and giving milk their entire lives. It’s a huge job they do.”

She chose Luma because she was told she had a big personality and was feisty. Arnold and her team spent four years, on and off, filming Luma. Why did she make Cow? :

“I wanted to show a non-human consciousness. I was intrigued as to whether we would be able to see her consciousness if we followed her long enough.” The Guardian

“Andrea Arnold’s rumination on a ruminant could be life changing.” Charlotte O’Sullivan, The Evening Standard

We’re delighted to be hosting a post-screening Q&A with the film’s Producer, Kat Mansoor, chaired by Charlie Phillips from the Folkestone Documentary Festival.

Running time: 94 mins

Cert: 12A

View The Cow trailer here


Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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£5.00 Full Price
£4.00 Concession
£4.50 Member

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