The poster of Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam’s second joint feature has been published concurrent with the inauguration of the 71st Berlin International Film Festival on March 1, 2021.
As the representative of Iranian cinema, ‘Ballad of a White Cow’ is competing for the Golden and Silver Bear awards with 14 films by world renowned filmmakers in the main competition section of the prestigious Berlin Film Festival, running online through March 5.
Totem Films, a Paris-based international sales and co-production company, has recently purchased the rights to sell ‘Ballad of a White Cow’.
The flick narrates the story a young woman named Mina who lives alone with her deaf child while her husband had been executed for a murder charge a year ago.
Mina tries to get her life together, take good care of her child and make both ends meet. However, her life gets more sorrowful when she finds out that her husband was innocent.
‘Ballad of a White Cow’ is a coproduction by Qolamreza Mousavi and Etienne de Ricaud.
The film features Moghaddam and Sanaeeha as well as Pouriya Rahimi-Sam in the lead roles.
This year’s edition of Berlinale is taking place in two parts; an industry-focused, online-only event running March 1-5, and a Summer Special event featuring physical screenings, planned for June 9-20.