• BATTLE OF THE QUEENS

    BATTLE OF THE QUEENS

    license film

BATTLE OF THE QUEENS

a film by Nicolas Steiner

BATTLE OF THE QUEENS

Germany | 2011 | 70:00 min

Formal Categories

Society Nature / Animals Adventure

Content Categories

Documentary Experimental
Synopsis
BATTLE OF THE QUEENS is a film from and about rural Europe capturing a timeless cultural event: a series of head-to-head fights of cows (not bulls) set in the valley in sunny Southern Switzerland, nestled amongst the Alps. The fights are sudden snorting seesaws, explosions of mass and muscle, archaic and wild. We follow three concurrend story lines: an anxious farmer with his beloved contender, a neurotic unemployed reporter from Zurich come to find a story and a gang of adolescent boys on mopeds trying to catch a pretty girl's eye. The festival is a balancing act between fascinating tradition and modernity. This black and white film serves as both an exciting visual treat and a long overdue documentation of a quaint Swiss tradition.
Festivals/Awards
Berlinale PERSPECTIVE
Cast and Crew
  • Director Nicolas Steiner
Original Languages

German

Production Company
Filmakademie Baden-W├╝rttemberg GmbH
Akademienhof 10, 71638 Ludwigsburg

Phone: +49 7141 9690

info@filmakademie.de
https://www.filmakademie.de
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