Luma gives birth to a calf and barely manages to lick it before it is taken away and she is milked to meet human needs. Oscar winner Andrea Arnold presents an intimate observational portrait of a mottled dairy cow named Luma.
Portrait of birth, pain, loss, exploitation and emotions where we would not expect them nor wish for them. The film captures the daily life of a cow called Luma, from grazing on green pastures to giving birth and milk and everything in between. A documentary created over a period of several years shows a life spent staring at a wall and wondering what is behind it. The direct camera shows the animal’s facial expressions in a minimalistic but sensual and empathetic manner.
DIRECTED BY: Andrea Arnold
SCREENPLAY: Andrea Arnold
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Magda Kowalczyk
EDITING:Rebecca Lloyd, Jacob Schulsinger, Nicolas Chaudeurge
PRODUCTION? BBC Film, Halycon Pictures, Doc Society
SALES: MK2 FILMS