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First Cow
Archived: First Cow (2020)

director: Kelly Reichardt

composer: William Tyler
With: John Magaro, Orion Lee, Alia Shawkat, Dylan Smith, a.o.

duration: 122 minutes

Official Selection - In Competition
Film Fest Gent - First Cow

"Set in the mid-19th-century Oregon Territory, Kelly Reichardt's latest film is a fable, a western, a buddy picture and a masterpiece. (...) First Cow crystallizes Reichardt's ideas about history and politics - about how the simplest undertakings ensnare people in complicated relations of power and competition. It is fundamentally a western: it takes up questions of civilization, solidarity and barbarism on the American frontier. And like many great westerns it critiques some of the genre's foundational myths with bracing, beautiful rigor, including the myth of heroic individualism." - The New York Times


director: Kelly Reichardt
composer: William Tyler
producer: Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, Vincent Savino
screenplay: Kelly Reichardt & Jon Raymond based upon the novel "The Half-Life" by Jon Raymond
Editor: Kelly Reichardt
Cinematography: Christopher Blauvelt

production company: A24

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch subt.
Country: United States of America
year: 2020


KELLY REICHARDT: River of Grass (1995), Ode (1999), Then a Year (2001), Travis (2004), Old Joy (2007), Wendy and Lucy (2008), Meek's Cutoff (2010), Night Moves (2014), Certain Women (2016), Owl (2019), First Cow (2020)

Technical Specs

format: DCP

Other festival films by director Kelly Reichardt

2016:Certain Women
2013:Night Moves
2011:Meek’s Cutoff
2008:Wendy & lucy
2006:Old joy


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