The Cow Who Sang A Song Into The Future


The Main 2 Fri, May 6, 2022 7:15 PM
The Main 2 Sat, May 7, 2022 6:40 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:La Vaca Que Cantó Una Canción Hacia El Futuro
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
Women & Film
Emerging Filmmaker Competition
Women Directors
Family Drama
Climate Change
Release Year:2022
Runtime:93 min
Print Source:The Match Factory
Director:Francisca Alegría
Executive Producer:Casey Bader
Bill Reedy
Emily Reedy
Rick Rosenthal
Nancy Stephens
Christine Woodhouse
Co-Producer:Tom Dercourt
Alejandra Garcia
Screenwriter:Inti Briones
Editor:Francisca Alegria
Manuela Infante
Fernanda Urrejola
Composer:Andrea Chignoli
Carlos Ruiz-Tagle
Principal Cast:Pierre Desprats
Filmography:Leonor Varela
Mía Maestro
Alfredo Castro
Marcial Tagle
Enzo Ferrada
Luis Dubo´


Pollution is killing scores of fish in a remote river in Chile. From these poisoned waters emerges Magdalena, a woman who died decades earlier. Her presence calls up old family wounds while also bringing her family back together, and may just portend a rupture in the symbiosis between humans and animals.

When Magdalena crawls from the river and to her family farm, her widowed husband, used to her absence, falls into madness. Their daughter, Cecilia, and granddaughter return, and soon the reunion becomes an event so momentous that even the fish, insects and cows begin to sing. Francisca Alegría’s luminous feature debut is a magically realistic story of family and environmental devastation, shot through with profound hope. “The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future is mysterious and elegiac, a tale of warning about a collapsing ecosystem and about deep family wounds.” –Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

Director Biography

Francisca Alegría

Born in Chile, Francisca Alegría has an MFA in screenwriting and directing from Columbia University. Her short films include “Sobre la mesa” (2010), “Agua en la boca” (2015), “And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow’s Eye” (2017), and “The Humming of the Beast” (2021). The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future (2022) is her debut feature.