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The Cow

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Year of participation 2008
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The Cow
Producer(s) Dariush Mehrjui
Director(s) Dariush Mehrjui
Script Dariush Mehrjui (by Gholam-Hossein Saedi’s short story)
Director of Photography Fereydon Ghovanlou
Sound Hormouz Farhat
Edit Dariush Mehrjui
Cast Ezzatolah Entezami, Ali Nassirian, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Khosrow Shojazadeh, Jafar Vali, Ezatallah Ramezanifar
Production company(-ies) ranian Ministry of Culture
 

Synopsis

Masht Hassan owns the only cow in a remote and desolate village. He treats the cow as his own child. When he is away, his cow dies. Knowing the relationship between Masht Hassan and his cow, the villagers hastily dispose the corpse, and when Masht Hassan comes back, they tell him that his cow ran away. Masht Hassan is devastated, he starts to spend all his time in the barn, eating hay, and slowly believes that he is the cow.

Awards
OCIC Award (Forum of New Film, Berlin IFF, 1972).

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 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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