• Cow review - Andrea Arnold's deeply moving chronicle of the life of a dairy cow

    4 days ago - By The Guardian

    Arnold's film following Luma the Holstein Friesian through four gruelling years in the milking shed is raw, essential viewing The first documentary from Andrea Arnold deals, like several of her fiction films, with fractured mother-daughter bonds. But the mother in this case is Luma, a Holstein Friesian cow; the daughters - and we meet two of them, born during the course of Arnold's four-year-production period - are calves who are wrenched from their mother's side with a haste that, like much in the life of a dairy cow, seems unduly callous. This is certainly not the first film to make the...
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