"Mysterious and elegiac." - Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

"Hauntingly moving and hopeful… a folkloric tale that uses magical realism as a way to connect the intimate story of a family suffering from generational trauma with a timely environmentalist fable.” - Rafael Motamayor, Indiewire

"Reminiscent of Apichatpong Weerasethakul's UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES." - Pat Mullen, That Shelf

Alegría’s stunning debut begins in a river in the south of Chile where fish are dying due to pollution from a nearby factory. Amid their floating bodies, long-deceased Magdalena bubbles up to the surface, a shocking resurrection that reopens old wounds and reveals a wave of family secrets. A lyrical and magical rumination on nature, renewal, and rebirth, THE COW WHO SANG A SONG INTO THE FUTURE is an ambitious proposal for acceptance and healing, suggesting that the dead return when they are most needed. 

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema - Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection - Sundance, Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, Munich Film Festival