The Cow Who Sang A Song Into The Future

by Francisca Alegría

The Cow Who Sang A Song Into The Future


When thousands of fish die in a polluted river in southern Chile, Magdalena, a woman long-deceased, emerges amongst their lifeless bodies. Magdalena encounters her widowed husband, sending him into a state of shock and prompting the return of their daughter, Cecilia. Magdalena’s presence and her effect on the environment stirs curiosity and fear among her family. As the past comes into focus, mother and daughter are met with the opportunity to change the future.


Francisca Alegría is an award-winning filmmaker who obtained her degree in Directing from the Universidad Católica de Chile and her M.F.A. in Screenwriting and Film Directing at Columbia University. Her short film AND THE WHOLE SKY FIT IN THE DEAD COW’S EYE received the award for Best International Fiction Short Film at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Best Latin American Short Film at Miami Film Festival and was selected at Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and New York Film Festival. Alegría’s debut feature, THE COW WHO SANG A SONG INTO THE FUTURE was selected for the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs and will premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Selected Filmography:

2022 The Cow Who Sang A Song Into The Future


Leonor Varela - Cecilia
Mía Maestro - Magdalena
Alfredo Castro - Enrique
Marcial Tagle - Bernardo
Enzo Ferrada - Tomás
Luis Dubó - Victor


Director Francisca Alegría
Screeenwriters Francisca Alegría, Fernanda Urrejola, Manuela Infante
Producers Tom Dercourt, Alejandra García
Co-Producers Bruno Bettati, Andrés Wood, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Shrihari Sathe
Executive Producers Casey Bader, Alec Baldwin, Bill Reedy, Emily Reedy, Rick Rosenthal, Nancy Stephens, Christine Woodhouse
Associate Producers Jamal Zeinal Zade, Dan Wechsler, Andreas Roald, Augusto Matte, Matias de Bourguignon, Sophie Erbs, Burkhard Althoff, Doris Hepp
Director of Photography Inti Briones
Art Director Bernardita Baeza
Editors Andrea Chignoli, Carlos Ruiz-Tagle
Composer Pierre Desprats
Sound Recordist Javier Neira
Sound Editors Benoît Gargonne, Thomas Robert
Sound Re-Recording Mixer Jean-Guy Véran
Colorist Lionel Kopp
Line Producers Nicola Worsdell, Pierrick Baudouin
Production Manager Jose-Luis Rivas
Post-Production Supervisor Fabien Trampont

Technical Data

Duration (min.): 93
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Format: 2K
Sound: 5. 1
Original language: Spanish

Original Title: La Vaca Que Cantó Una Canción Hacia El Futuro

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