37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Cow Who Sang a Song Into The Future

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Following the disappearance of thousands of fish in a river in southern Chile, a several decades-deceased woman Magdalena, arises from the polluted body of water. When her widowed husband sees her on the street, the surprise gives him a heart attack, prompting their daughter Cecilia to return to the family’s dairy farm to care for him. Magdalena’s resurrection naturally sparks shock, fear, and curiosity amongst her family, ultimately forcing a reckoning between themselves and the natural world. Director Francisca Alegría constructs a fantastical tale of environmentalism while tackling the intricacies of familial relationships.

This film is part of the Environmental Film Series presented by Southern Environmental Law Center.


Sunday, November 6


8:00 PM


Violet Crown 6 & 7

Film Info

Director: Francisca Alegría

Runtime: 93 min.

Year: 2022

Country: Chile, France, USA, Germany

Language: Spanish

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Mia Maestro, Enzo Ferrada Rosati, Benjamin Soto, Leonor Varela, Frederique Gudelj, Laura Del Rio Rios, Marcial Tagle, Camilo Arancibia, Maximiliano Jair