Gunda

Norway, USA2020documentary93'
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The eponymous pig, Gunda, lives on a farm and has just become a mother to a litter of piglets. Beautifully shot, this black and white film only appears to have no dialogues. What can be heard all the time is grunts and squeaks, crowing and chirping, buzzing and wheezing. The entire worldcontinues to converse and this unique work by Kossakowski enables us to hear it. As emphasized by actor Joaquin Phoenix, who is also the film’s executive producer, Gunda crosses barriers dividing us from other species. He adds that the picture is a profound spiritual experience for him, a form of meditation on existence.

directed by
Victor Kossakovsky

Film director, cinematographer and screenwriter. One of the best contemporary documentary russian filmmakers. His debut Belovy has been awarded at international festivals. Long Live The Antipodes!” has been the opening film of IFF in Venice. “Gunda” was screened in Berlin in 2020.

cinematography
Victor Kossakovsky, Egil Håskjold-Larsen
script
Victor Kossakovsky, Ainara Vera
editing
Victor Kossakovsky, Ainara Vera
production
Anita Rehoff Larsen (Sant & Usant)
Photo
Kadr z filmu Gunda