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This film was last shown on 17 June 2021
Hailed as “pure cinema” by Paul Thomas Anderson and a “visceral meditation on existence” by Joaquin Phoenix (its exec producer), Gunda is a vivid and hypnotic documentary window into the world of animals.
Set on a farm and shot in natural light, featuring long takes and no score, Gunda invites you to view the lives of a mother sow (the eponymous Gunda), two ingenious cows, and a scene-stealing, one-legged chicken, through new eyes. The film movingly recalibrates our moral universe, exploring the inherent value of life and the mystery of all animal consciousness.
- Viktor Kossakovsky
- 1 hour 33 minutes