First Cow Movie trailer

First Cow Movie 2020Thanks to A24 here’s the first official trailer of First Cow, the upcoming drama movie directed by Kelly Reichardt and starring John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones, Ewen Bremner, Alia Shawkat,and Rene Auberjonois:

Plot synopsis:
“Kelly Reichardt once again trains her perceptive and patient eye on the Pacific Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble early nineteenth century way of life.
A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.
From this simple premise Reichardt constructs an interrogation of foundational Americana that recalls her earlier triumph Old Joy in its sensitive depiction of male friendship, yet is driven by a mounting suspense all its own. Reichardt again shows her distinct talent for depicting the peculiar rhythms of daily living and ability to capture the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America.”

Do you think they are thieves or entrepreneurs? Maybe both?

Anyway, there’s also a film poster:

(Click on the poster to enlarge.)

First Cow Movie Poster

A film by Kelly Reichardt.

The film will be released in theaters on March 6, 2020.

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