The aim of Andrea Arnold’s mesmerising documentary Cow is to understand Luma, a cow on a working dairy farm, the audience staying as close to her as possible.
Shot with a hand-held camera and at the animal’s eye-level, there is no contextualising voice-over or sense of artifice, just great cinematic flair. Cow is an immersive and visceral viewing experience; from the calving process, the rearing of animals, intensive milking sessions, an all too brief grazing period and, eventually, the inevitable, dreaded end. All captured by Arnold’s deeply empathetic and unwavering gaze.
Please see our current Visitor Guidelines. MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund. Duration includes trailers and adverts. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. See more information about Relaxed Screenings here.