The Cow (film)
|Directed by||Dariush Mehrjui|
|Produced by||Dariush Mehrjui|
|Written by||Dariush Mehrjui
Gholam Hossein Saedi
|Music by||Hormoz Farhat|
|Running time||100 minutes|
The Cow (Persian: گاو, Gāv or Gāāv) is a 1969 Iranian film directed by Dariush Mehrjui, written by Gholam-Hossein Saedi based on his own play and novel, and starring Ezzatolah Entezami as Masht Hassan. Critics widely consider it the first film of the "New Wave".
a young boy goes to his dads farm and has to look after a sick cow in need of help.
it is truly called cow but it makes more sense with the word the in front.
The Samanid prince Nooh ibn Mansur was reported to have thought of himself as a cow. He was subsequently cured of his delusion by the medieval Persian physician Avicenna. It is possible that elements of the plot of The Cow were inspired by this.1
Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini was reported to have admired this film. This in turn was reported to have been the saving grace that allowed Iranian cinema to continue without rather than being banned after the Iranian Islamic Revolution.
- OCIC Award - Recommendation - Forum of New Film 22nd Berlin International Film Festival 1972
- FIPRESCI Prize 32nd Venice International Film Festival 1971
- Best Actor Award Chicago International Film Festival 1971
- Award for Best Screenplay Sepas Film Festival 1970
- The Cow at the Internet Movie Database
- Fribourg International Film Festival
- Dariush Mehrjui discusses The Cow on YouTube, FirouzanFilms, 25 November 2008