Pedro, working in Switzerland, must take one cow to the slaughterhouse at the same time his mother dies in Spain.
Diploma project (2020) by Lucas Rubio Martinez
Pedro, a Spanish worker, lives far from the world on his employer's farm in Switzerland. His mother is in hospital in Spain. Before leaving he has to do one last job: take one of his boss's cows, Europa, to the slaughterhouse. While trying to contact his brother Pedro has a car accident and arrives late to deliver the cow. At that moment, his brother calls him to tell him that his mother has died. His world collapses and he begins a journey in which his only companion will be this cow, next to which he will start to accept the loss.
This film tells the story of the mourning of a Spanish man in Switzerland while his mother dies in Spain. The news arrives as he is leading one of his boss’ cows to the slaughterhouse. After he hears about his mother, the destiny of this cow, Europa, is modified by Pedro’s story. The two of them begin a journey whose fate is more emotional than physical. The aim of this project is to address the invisible stories of these people who travel through a country that is not their own and who have no one to understand and listen to them.