Red Cow

Red Cow

A FILM BY: Tsivia Barkai
WRITTEN BY: Tsivia Barkai
STARRING: Avigail Kovari, Gal Toren, Moran Rosenblatt

Benny's hair is as red as the fur of her devout father's treasured calf – which he believes will bring salvation. But the 17-year-old feels as lonely and trapped as the calf in its enclosure. Benny's mother died giving birth to her, and she grew up alone with her caring yet patriarchal father. He is a figure of authority and a mentor for many people in their Jerusalem religious community. Benny becomes increasingly critical of her father's religious, utopian nationalism and then there's Yael, the self-confident young woman who has set off a whirlwind of longing and emotions in her. Avigayil Koevary powerfully portrays the defiance and desire of a young woman in Tsivia Barkai Yacov's debut feature film.

In Hebrew with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 2018
Country of Origin: Israel
Language: Hebrew
Run Time: 100 mins
Format: DCP