MUBI acquires Andrea Arnold’s Cow for UK release
James R | On 01, Jul 2021
MUBI has acquired the rights to Andrea Arnold’s latest film, Cow.
Arnold, who made her breakthrough with 2006 feature Red Road, has since gone on to helm some of the UK’s mot distinctive films, from Wuthering Heights and Fish Tank to American Honey. Now, after working on TV shows including Big Little Lies, Transparent and I Love Dick, she is returning to the big screen for Cow, her first documentary.
“This film is an endeavour to consider cows,” says Arnold. “To move us closer to them. To see both their beauty and the challenge of their lives. Not in a romantic way but in a real way. It’s a film about one dairy cow’s reality and acknowledging her great service to us.”
The film, produced by BBC Film, Halycon Pictures and Doc Society, will have its world premiere on 8th July at the Cannes Film Festival. Before then, however, MUBI has already stepped in to snap up the UK, Ireland and Turkey rights to the film. It joins a growing number of films released by the streaming service in recent months and years, including Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow and Gianfranco Rosi’s Notturno.