2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Ballad of a White Cow’

Ballad of a White Cow Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2020 Movie

The Ballad of a White Cow soundtrack includes music by Farhad Mehrad, Franz Schubert and the Alban Berg Quartett. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Maryam Moghadam and Behtash Sanaeeha’s 2020 movie on MUBI. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Ballad of a White Cow stars Maryam Moqadam as Mina, a widow who clashes with her father-in-law after the wrongful execution of her husband. Alireza Sani Far co-stars as Reza, a judge who feels guilty about a court ruling. The storyline follows Mina as she inadvertently befriends the man who signed off on her husband’s death sentence. Music supervisor Dounia Chaouih (No Man’s Land) selected the featured tracks for the 105-minute drama film. Here’s every song in Ballad of a White Cow.

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Ballad of a White Cow Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2020 Movie

Ballad of a White Cow Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2020 Movie

  • “Aineh” by Farhad Mehrad (01:33:00): The Ballad of a White Cow soundtrack song plays during a car sequence. Reza travels with Mina and Bita (Avin Poor Raoufi). The characters sit in silence as the music continues. “Aineh” drops before an image of a white cow.
  • “String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor D. 810, ‘Death and the Maiden’: II. Andante Con Moto” by Franz Schubert, Alban Berg Quartett (01:40:00): Mina stares at Reza. She watches him at a kitchen table just moments after imagining her revenge. The Ballad of a White Cow soundtrack song sets in during a transition sequence. Mina sits at a bus stop with Bita. The characters hold hands as cars pass by. Bita fades off as Mina looks around. The orchestral music scores the film’s final moments and end credits.

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Ballad of a White Cow released in February 2020.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.