30.09. - 09.10.2021

First Cow USA 2019 | 122 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2020

Kelly Reichardt

With films like "Wendy and Lucy" (2008), "Meek’s Cutoff" (2010) and "Night Moves" (2013) KELLY REICHARDT (*1963) is one of the most prolific makers of independent films in the USA. In 2016, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed her film "Certain Women".

rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Once again, Kelly Reichardt offers us her take on the Western and counterposes a sensitive story of male friendship with the mythology of violent settlement of the West. Oregon around 1820. Cookie, an unemployed cook, has joined a group of fur-trappers. Their coarsely brutal world is alien to shy Cookie and he is happy when he meets King-Lu – as a Chinese man also an outsider among outlaws, but a much cleverer businessman than Cookie. In a fort at the frontier, the pair build up a lucrative, if not risk-free business, at whose heart lies the first cow in Oregon.

Supported by:
Original title: First Cow
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Transatlantic
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Screenplay: Kelly Reichardt, Jon Raymond, based on the novel
Cast: John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones, Scott Shepherd, Gary Farmer, Lily Gladstone
Producer: Anish Savjani, Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino
Director of Photography: Christopher Blauvelt
Music: William Tyler
Production Design: Anthony Gasparro
Editor: Kelly Reichardt
Sound: Leslie Shatz
Costume design: April Napier
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: A24
Production: filmscience
Contact: Mac Simonson, A24:


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