While he is away, the cow mysteriously dies, and the villagers protectively try to convince Hassan the cow has wandered off. This highly symbolic Iranian drama (shot in black-and-white) revolves around the most important figure in a remote rural village.

Critics widely consider it the first film of the Iranian New Wave. February 08, 2020 15:56 The film stars Ezzatolah Entezami as Hassan, a man with a very high status in his village. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1969 Vinyl release of Spirit In The Sky / Milk Cow on Discogs. The Cow (Persian: گاو ‎, Gāv or Gav) is a 1969 Iranian film directed by Dariush Mehrjui, written by Gholam-Hossein Saedi based on his own play and novel, and starring Ezzatolah Entezami as Masht Hassan. Grief stricken, Hassan begins to believe he is his own beloved bovine. We continue our examination of the films of 1969 with a look at Dariush Merhjui’s The Cow. He’s the proud owner of the sole cow. The Cow (Persian: گاو‎ , Gāv or Gav) is a 1969 Iranian film directed by Dariush Mehrjui, written by Gholam-Hossein Saedi based on his own play and novel, and starring Ezzatolah Entezami as Masht Hassan. Critics widely consider it the first film of the Iranian New Wave. In a small village in Iran, Hassan cherishes his cow more than anything in the world. The Cow's flaws, both artistic and technical, are far outweighed by its beauty and sincerity. All of the Iranian cinema we have come to know grows out of this essential film.