Des taureaux et des vaches

Of Bulls and Cows

Patricia Mazuy
Patricia Mazuy Retrospective
Duration: 56 min.
Country: Francia
Language: Francés
Year: 1992
Wednesday 9th, 16:40 hs., Del Paseo (Sala Paseo 1)
Free screening
Thursday 10th, 16:00 hs., Teatro Colón (Sala Teatro Colón)
Thursday 10th, 13:40 hs., Del Paseo (Sala Paseo 1)

Patricia Mazuy’s interest for animals has been captured extensively over the course of her filmography, through such films as Of Women and Horses, a fiction set in the world of equestrian sports, or Of Bulls and Cows, a documentary on the cattle industry. If the fiction tackled the universe of sports with an acetic, critical gaze, the documentary offers an approach through the opposite side of life. There, the filmmaker allows herself to observe, with a sensitive eye, the relationship between a cattle breeder and his animals, giving shape to a portrait that doesn’t shy away from humor to tackle such issues as genetic tests, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization or cloning in the world of animal breeding. Made per request from the French Ministry of Agriculture, Of Bulls and Cows is further proof that one can make something extraordinary even if it’s made for hire.

Patricia Mazuy

Patricia Mazuy

Patricia Mazuy was born in France in 1960. She is a writer-director. After her first shorts, she worked as an editor for Agnès Varda in Vagabond (1989). There she met Sandrine Bonnaire, who would become the star of Thick Skinned (1989), her first feature. She wrote and directed some of her works alongside her husband, actor Simon Reggiani.

Data Sheet:

F: Emile Navarro
E: Barbara Doussot
S: Philippe Places
M: Zox
CP: LMK images, Ministère de l’Agriculture, Atelier de Production A2
I: Jean-Pierre Duret, Marine Martin


Patricia Mazuy