In Michael Bennett's allegorical Cow, two elderly men (played by Kiwi acting legends Ian Mune and Martyn Sanderson) are adrift on the ocean — with a placid Friesian cow in tow. A surreal study in how quickly a minor event can evolve into something far more extreme, the film features no dialogue; rather, a guitar duet that escalates to a duel. Cow won Best Short Film Script at the NZ Film Awards, and made land internationally: Cow was selected for festivals including Cannes (Critics' Week) and Spanish fest Valladolid. The ambitious wet set, as well as some of the props, were on loan from TV series Xena: Warrior Princess.
Warning: Contains content that may offend. Viewer discretion is advised.
Yet another entry in the well-worn genre of aquatic bovine musical comedies.– Writer/director Michael Bennett jokingly describes his film