1 hours 33 minutes
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Victor Kossakovsky
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1 hours 33 minutes | Rated G

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Experiential cinema in its purest form, GUNDA chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy. Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and the farm’s ambient soundtrack, Master director Victor Kossakowsky invites the audience to slow down and experience life as his subjects do, taking in their world with a magical patience and an other worldly perspective. GUNDA asks us to meditate on the mystery of animal consciousness, and reckon with the role humanity plays in it.


It’s a film that requires a lot of patience, but if you can get under it’s spell then it has a hypnotic quality. FilmWeek (KPCC – NPR Los Angeles)

Few films capture the intense, sticky bond between a mother and her offspring so simply and wrenchingly, without remark, or convey the knowledge that we carnivores are devouring souls with every bite of bacon. AARP Movies for Grownups

Pigs are smart… An improbably beautiful work of barnyard art, Gunda figures that we’re smart too. Wall Street Journal

Sublimely beautiful and profoundly moving, it offers you the opportunity to look – at animals, yes, but also at qualities that are often subordinated in narratively driven movies, at textures, shapes and light. New York Times

Kossakosky’s achingly beautiful black-and-white documentary is ground-breaking and wondrous for its intimacy, NOW Toronto

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