In the fields, one sees them, wide in grass or grazing peacefully. Large placid animals which one believes to know because they are livestock. Did anyone ever really look at cows? Emmanuel Gras does with his meditative documentary about the secret lives of cows.
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I'm more of a country boy than I thought from the way I was able to instantly identify the cattle as Charolais. A beautifully mesmeric documentary that is reminiscent of Frammartino's Le Quattro Volte, if a bit more modest an enterprise. None the worse for that, mind. Bovines is an admirable tribute to the nobility of these insouciant beasts.