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First Cow (2021)

First Cow (2021)

In the 1820s, a taciturn loner and skilled cook travels west to Oregon Territory, where he meets a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two team up on a dangerous scheme to steal milk from the wealthy landowner’s prized Jersey cow – the first, and only, in the territory.

Kelly Reichardt, an inimitable voice of American cinema, redefines the notion of what a western can be. Set among outcasts on the edge of capitalism’s grasp, First Cow is a rare tale of the blossoming of a heartfelt male friendship, and one told with sublime gentleness and touching compassion.

“A tremendously engaging story” The Guardian ★★★★★

“Kelly Reichardt offers a sparkling, perceptive portrait of early America” The Independent ★★★★★

“Kelly Reichardt’s latest offering is stunning” The Evening Standard ★★★★★

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