U.S sales banner Submarine Entertainment is handing North America sales.
“Cow” will unspool in the new section called Cannes Premieres which is dedicated to anticipated movies from well-established directors. Each film will have a gala premiere at the Debussy Theater.
Arnold is considered a Cannes regular, having previously won three Jury Prizes for “American Honey” in 2016, “Fish Tank” in 2009 and “Red Road” in 2006. She was also a jury member for the 2012 Competition.
A passion project for Arnold, “Cow” has been in the making for over six years. “This film is an endeavour to consider cows. To move us closer to them. To see both their beauty and the challenge of their lives. Not in a romantic way but in a real way,” said Arnold.
“It’s a film about one dairy cow’s reality and acknowledging her great service to us. When I look at Luma, our cow, I see the whole world in her,” added the acclaimed director.
Fionnuala Jamison, head of MK2 Films, said the Paris-based company has been “very passionate admirers of Andrea Arnold’s work for a longtime. The auteur-driven banner distributed “Fish Tank” in France.
“It’s both thrilling and a real honour to work in a more expanded capacity on ‘Cow’ and we can’t wait to introduce this tremendous film to buyers in Cannes,” said Jamison.
“Cow” is produced by Kat Mansoor for Halcyon Pictures. Executive producers are Rose Garnett for BBC Film and Sandra Whipman and Maxyne Franklin for Doc Society.
MK2 Films is also handling international sales on Joachim Trier’s “The Worst Person in the World,” another competition entry for this year’s Cannes Film Festival.