Women with Cows
79-year-old Britt Georgsson has devoted her entire life to cows. She’s been tending them since the age of four and despite health problems, she has no intention of abandoning her exhausting work caring for her twelve pet cows on the rundown family farm. She often dreams about her cows and does the everyday work even though a debilitating back injury means she has to walk with her severely crooked back. Her little sister Ingrid lives in a nearby village; she can’t stand the cows but even so, she generally helps her sister to look after the family farm.
A remarkable documentary about two sisters with diametrically opposed views on the usefulness of cows. When the authorities are threatening their farm, the story takes an unexpected turn.
The result can be viewed in this film, the book Women with Cows and the photo exhibition Women with Cows.
Length: 93 min (58 min)
Director: Peter Gerdehag
Screenplay: Tell Aulin, Malcolm Dixelius
Dir. of Photography: Peter Gerdehag
Editor: Tell Aulin
Composer of original soundtrack: Per-Henrik Mäenpää
Producer: Lasse Rengfelt, Malcolm Dixelius, Tell Aulin
Production: Deep Sea Productions
CoProduction: YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company, NRK Norwegian Broadcasting
European Premiere: Karlovy Vary International FilmFestival July 4th 2011
North American Premiere: Palm Springs International Film Festival Jan 6th 2012
Canadian Premiere: Hot Docs - Canadian International Film Festival April 29th 2012
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