‘First Cow’ to Open Melbourne Festival’s Eclectic 68 ½ Online Edition

Kelly Reichardt’s “First Cow” is set as the opening movie of the Melbourne International Film Festival.

The event was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, before being revived online under the label Miff 68 ½.

The festival will unspool virtually Aug 6-23, 2020.“First Cow” is an unlikely story of friendship and free enterprise on the American frontier, involving a skilled cook, a Chinese immigrant and a wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.

It previously played at the Telluride, New York and Berlin festivals.In total, the festival will present 60 feature films, including 3 in a retrospective section, and 44 shorts.

They hail from 56 countries and territories and 49% include at least one female director.

All film screenings are geo-blocked to play only within Australia, but are available nationwide.“Despite the extraordinary circumstances of 2020, Miff’s ‘radical act’ is to keep going and continue on our mission to bring (to audiences) the world through unforgettable screen experiences,

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