Gunda 2020 G

3.00PM Sat 12 Mar 2022 (1hr 33mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Cancelled

SYNOPSIS

Gunda is a sow who lives on a farm in Norway. When documentary filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky first visits her, she has just given birth to a litter of piglets, and his patient camera watches as they grasp for her milk and take their tentative, teetering steps into a new world. This remarkable intimacy extends and evolves, building into an unprecedented portrait of animal life—encompassing herds of cows and curious, uncooped chickens—that brings us uncommonly close to these creatures, and manages to express their consciousness without overtly anthropomorphizing them. Entirely wordless, Gunda boasts immersive natural sound design and crisp, pastoral black-and-white cinematography to tell its compassionate tale; like all of Kossakovsky’s work (¡Vivan las Antípodas!, Aquarela), it’s visionary in its simplicity, wonder, and urgency.” Film Society Lincoln Center

CREDITS

DCP, BLACK AND WHITE, DOLBY DIGITAL, 93 MINUTES, NORWAY, USA, NO DIALOGUE / DIRECTOR: VIKTOR KOSAKOVSKIY / SCRIPT/EDITOR: VIKTOR KOSAKOVSKIY, AINARA VERA / CINEMATOGRAPHER: VIKTOR KOSAKOVSKIY, EGIL HÅSKJOLD LARSEN / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT