Gunda (2021)

  • Documentary, Captioned
  • 1h 33m

Set on a farm and shot in natural light, featuring long takes and no score, Gunda follows the daily life of a mother pig (the eponymous Gunda), two ingenious cows, and a scene-stealing, one-legged chicken. Following on from Victor Kossakovsky’s previous film Aquarela, which explored the inherent fragility of human life on earth, Gunda reminds us that we share our planet with billions of other animals. Hailed as “pure cinema” by Paul Thomas Anderson and a “visceral meditation on existence” by Joaquin Phoenix, Gunda is a love letter to the sentience of animals.

Content warning: there is an upsetting scene when the mother pig steps on one of her piglets, for several seconds, while it squeals in pain.

Language

English

Subtitles

English

Countries

USA, Norway

Studio

Hailstone Films