experimental doc film, 2020, 21:21
A cattle farm in Siberia, exemplary once, and now slowly slipping into decline. Rebellions are foreign to this animal farm. It is home for cows who give milk. Their whole life is spent between the cowshed and the breeding stalls, dedicated to making a healthy product. Each day they’re waiting for a dairymaid to come and relieve them of the burden of milk. It is one day in the life of the farm: morning milking, evening milking, breeding stalls, farm dairy. Dairy workers arrive before daybreak. The space inhabited by cows is invaded by people, combining animals and machines, creating cow hybrids with mechanical udders. At sunset, dairy workers return for another milking session. The milk is transported to the farm dairy and leaves the facility soon after. In the stalls, calves are born, thus, temporarily returning cows to their natural lives. A handful of women perform backbreaking and low-paying work to maintain the cowshed.
Alexey Savarinsky, Alexey Toropchin, Ksenia Bogdanovich, Lidia Chudnova, Tatyana Popova, Vasily Kistanov, Vitaly Patsyukov, Vladimir Kireev, Zoya Nikolaenko.
Tomaso Albinoni, Frederic Chopin, Daniel Barbiro
Vladimir Tarasov, ATTO I
A song is performed by Zoya Nikolaenko.
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23rd Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, France (2021)
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27th CineEco, Portugal (2021)
Apricot Tree Ujan International Film Festival, Armenia (2021)
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IDFF Artdocfest, Riga, Latvia (2021)
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