A Chinese peasant is given the responsibility of protecting his village's special dairy cow during a particularly harsh winter in 1940.

Director Guan Hu
Runtime 1 h 45 min
Release Date 11 September 2009
Starring: Huang Bo, Yan Ni

It was a Spring’s film festival and I had to choose a movie. There were many social themed ones that I’m generally careful about. I kept reading the programme until my eyes came across a movie about a man and a cow by an unknown Chinese director. That’s how this movie ended up here. It’s a really unique stuff. While technically being a drama, this movie just shows things in its own way. There’s a lot of close shots which gives this intimate and weird experience. Acting is great, as well as camera work, and the director certainly has a good sense of humor.

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