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.
“Time flows slowly in this one-of-a-kind documentary feature, shot in luminous, almost magical-realist, black and white.” — Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
“This astonishing documentary offers an intimate look at the lives of a sow, her rambunctious piglets, a one-legged chicken and a herd of cows.” — Manohla Dargis, New York Times
Viktor Kosakovskiy, Ainara Vera
Joaquin Phoenix, Gunda