Do you remember the last film you saw where, from the first frame, you thought “I don’t know where this is going but I am here for it”. Well, allow me to introduce you to the next one to hit on that level.
The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future is a fascinating portrait of second chances that keeps you thoroughly engaged from start to finish. A beautiful mystery that reveals itself slowly: small doses cleverly designed to keep you hooked, rewarding you for your patience all along the way. This is one that could go a million ways– honestly, a million ways that could have been terrible– but it wasn’t because co-writer/director Francisca Alegria and her group of writers had a beautiful vision of a slow but exciting narrative that, somehow, manages to keep from being frustrating.
The cinematography is gorgeous, capturing the beauty of the setting while being accentuated perfectly by the stunning score. The editing is also a standout but, right up there with direction and writing are the performances. Every cast member laid it all out there and I am grateful for it! Mía Maestro is effortlessly captivating, needing no words to deliver one of the most memorable performances so far this year. The level of skill needed to perform as she does is one that will surely be underappreciated.
Seek this film out because I guarantee you won’t regret taking the time to watch the magic on display: from the filmmaking, to the poetry delivered in song by nature. All elements working in harmony to deliver a memorable experience worth the many conversations it will surely inspire.