28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Iron Cow
Iron Cow
Iron Cow
Iron Cow

Iron Cow

director: Barbora Aradská
original title: Železná kráva
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 8 min.


The film depicts the relationship between a farmer and his cattle. The protagonist is Milan Kazda, the mayor of the only energy self-sufficient municipality in the Czech Republic - Kněžice. The second character is his cow, which is constantly hungry and requires attention and care. Since she is a constant burden, she is figuratively an iron cow for the farmer.


Barbora Aradská studied art and design. Due to her interest in storytelling and also in analytical-critical reflection of the contemporary world, she continued her studies at the Department of Film Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University and the Department of Documentary Film at FAMU.

more about film

director: Barbora Aradská
producer: Lenka Medová
photography: Luboš Hradec
editing: Alexandra Volfová
sound: Matúš Vítek
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