Gunda – Ottawa Premiere on Friday July 23rd!
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.
Stockholm Film Festival – Best Documentary award winner!
Sofia International Film Festival – Best Documentary Film award winner!
Dublin International Film Festival – Best Cinematography award winner!
97% All Critics / 97% Top Critics Certified Fresh! “Gunda takes an absorbingly meditative look at farm life from the animals’ perspective, tacitly posing questions about our relationship to food along the way.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
5 Stars! “A highly original, singularly beautiful film.” (The Irish Times)
4/4 Stars! “There is no way to describe Gunda, a remarkable, deeply emotional journey through the lives of a mama pig, her litter and their farm animal friends…If cinema is meant to mesmerize, this is a quality Gunda has in spades, capturing our attention through simple, quiet moments and slowly enveloping us in the surprisingly eventful, complicated lives of this brood and their farm animal compatriots…absolutely should be seen on a big screen” (Third Coast Reviews)