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Vacas e Rainhas
Vaches et Reines
Cows and Queens
© Laura Marques
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Laura Marques

IMAGE

Laura Marques

SON

Giorgio Gristina

MONTAGE

Laura Marques

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

António Repolho

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Laura Marques

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Laura Marques

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?

"Depuis quatre saisons, Laura Marques surveille des vaches d’Hérens pendant leur estive dans les Alpes suisses. Suivant le conseil de son prédécesseur, la cinéaste-bergère s'efforce de s'imposer comme "reine" du troupeau. Cows and Queens chronique, sous la forme d'un journal, ses tentatives souvent drôlatiques de filmer les relations de pouvoir entre les humains et les animaux...du point de vue de ces derniers."
(Emmanuel Chicon - Visions du Réel)

The Herens cattle is a race of cows essentialy bred for tournaments. In these tournaments and among the herd, the most powerful cow is “The Queen”. Spending four months working alone as a cow herder in the Swiss Alps, Laura is given the following advice by the previous herder: she must be the Queen. The advice is taken literally, in an absurd pursuit for the title. Reflecting on power relations between humans and other animals, the film puts the unidirectionality of this relationship to question. If cows are not just bodies to be controlled by humans, what else can they be?

"For four seasons, Laura Marques has been watching over Herens cattle during their summer grazing period in the Swiss Alps. Following the advice of her predecessor, the filmmaker-cow herder strives to establish herself as “queen” of the herd. In the form of a journal, Cows and Queens reports on her often comical attempts to film the power struggle between humans and animals... from the point of view of the latter."
(Emmanuel Chicon - Visions du Réel)

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