LA VACHE QUI RUMINE

by Georges REY
1969 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 1S / 3' 00




First she cows, then she cows. Standing shot of a cowing cow which plays with the flimmaker and so with the audience. The ruminating cow is part of a triptych, made up of the naked man, the source of the Loire, and the ruminating cow. The first one refer to the future, the second one to the past and the last one to the present.

“THE COW THAT RUMINS is an excellent little film. A three-minute fixed shot in b & w shows us a peaceful cow in a field, grazing and ruminating. Presented in profile, the animal goes about its favorite occupation. From the outset, our respect will trap the beast; we are going to anthropomorphize this brave mammal. Subtle, the cow will play with our expectations. Although filmed, therefore projected, active, the cow, despite the time, makes fun of us and provokes laughter. It challenges us. Is she looking at us? This is to better ensure its success. When she turns to us, it is with an upset look that she stares at us, a grin, then she turns away. Spectators are not worth a train. And we with all our sated humanity, we judge, gauge the beast in our habit of grazing goods. Georges Rey, like Warhol, attacks the object, but his are alive. He doesn't make stars, he doesn't choose the object. Rumining in a way is an art of living: notice to the spectators. "
- Yann Beauvais, 1981

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screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
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sound silent
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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
rental fee 23,00 €