The movie

Gunda

“Gunda is a mesmerising perspective on sentience within animal species, normally – and perhaps purposely – hidden from our view."

Length: 90 min
Country: Norway, United States
Language spoken:
Language subtitles: Dutch
Cast: Gunda
Director: Victor Kossakovsky
Release date: 2020

Description

Gunda is pure cinema. This is a film to take a bath in - it’s stripped to its essential elements, without any interference. It’s what we should all aspire to as filmmakers and audiences - pictures and sound put together to tell a powerful and profound story without rush. It’s jaw dropping images and sound put together with the best ensemble cast and you have something more like a potion than a movie. - Paul Thomas Anderson

“Gunda is a mesmerising perspective on sentience within animal species, normally – and perhaps purposely – hidden from our view. Displays of pride and reverence, amusement and bliss at a pig’s inquisitive young; her panic, despair and utter defeat in the face of cruel trickery, are validations of just how similarly all species react and cope with events in our respective lives. Victor Kossakovsky has crafted a visceral meditation on existence that transcends the normal barriers that separate species. It is a film of profound importance and artistry,” – Joaquin Phoenix