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. Executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix.

  • Released: 2021-04-15
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Genre: Documentaries
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  • Director: Viktor Kossakovsky
  • martinpersson97 - 18 October 2023
    Incredibly beautiful portrait of life
    As someone who is not a vegetarian, but loves animals, and is always open to great filmmaking, this acclaimed and unique documentary was very much an anticipated watch.

    And safe to say, it more than lives up to its hype. Granted, it is probably a rather acquired taste in terms of what you might prefer. The film features no dialogue, little in terms of cutting and editing (but does so in still ever interesting and impressive ways), and conveys more of a portrait of life.

    And if that's what you are into, this experimental piece should definitely be looked into.

    I found it a very interesting, eye-opening and thourough experience, highly recommended documentary!
  • trimblair - 30 September 2021
    Remember in elementary school when the Science Teacher pushed out the TV and you had to watch farm animals or rock formations for an hour? This is that but 90 minutes. So awful. Silly, rich people will give it awards to look artsy. Don't believe it.