Stephen Hook is not your average dairy farmer, but then Ida and her 55 spirited bovine cohorts are not your average Friesian cows.
Determined not to succumb to the cost cutting ways of modern dairies and supermarkets, Hook and Son, a family run Sussex farm, stick to their guns and sell raw, unpasteurised milk direct to consumers. But life on the farm is not just a profession for Stephen: each cow has a name and is lovingly cared for, especially the farm's resident "cover girl," Ida.
Tender, captivating and comical, The Moo Man is a careful portrait of the rarest of maverick farmers, and his even rarer relationship with his herd.
Directors Andy Heathcote & Heike Bachelier, and farmer Stephen Hook joined us for a post-screening Q&A.
"An endearing portrait of the kind of age-old family farm that's becoming extinct" - Variety
''This story cannot fail to leave you moo-ved'' - The Daily Telegraph
''Gentle, genial and engaging - all the more watchable because of that'' - Screen International