Today At The Clinton Street Theater
Church of Film presents THE COW
THE COW is widely considered the masterpiece of the Iranian New Wave, a symbolic drama so beautiful that even the Ayatollah Khomeini would not ban it, even as its author Gholām-Hossein Sā'edi was exiled. THE COW has been meticulously restored in Iran for the first time since its 1969 release, so come see one of the greatest monuments in film history!
In a remote area of Iran almost untouched by the centuries, Mashdi Hassan owns the village's only cow. He cherishes the animal as his greatest love, the source of all of his pride and happiness. But when nearby bandits target the village and Hassan's cow, he is overwhelmed by sympathy for the animal—until he himself is turned into a cow.