The Cow

The Cow
  • 1969
  • Iran
  • Directed by: Dariush Mehrjui
  • Written by: Dariush Mehrjui/Gholam-Hossein Saedi
  • Cast: Ezzatolah Entezami, Mahin Shahabi, Ali Nassirian

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This seminal work of the Iranian New Wave remains a classic for its potent combination of stark realism and poetic expressiveness. The only cow in a small, impoverished village is the prize possession of a lonely farmer who has a deep emotional attachment to the animal. While the farmer is away on a trip, the cow mysteriously dies. The villagers try to keep the truth from the farmer, whose bewildered sadness spirals into despair and madness.

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