Gunda

Gunda

Gunda

Shot in black-and-white and devoid of words and music, this atypical cinematic documentary experience centres on the life of a pig and her friends—two cows and a one-legged chicken.

2021Rating: G93 minsNorway, USA
Documentary

Gunda / Reviews

Stuff

Stuff

Simply the most astonishing, moving, engrossing and beautiful film I've seen in months.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The film is ultimately about bigger issues... but Kossakovsky has found a brilliant, emotional and daring way into those concerns.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Feels like an advancement of the nature documentary form.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A landmark film from a bracingly original filmmaker.

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Variety

Variety

Kossakovsky isn't out to lecture or confront his audience with moral rhetoric or shock imagery, but to encourage understanding of farm animal life as it's being lived - not just valuable at the point of death.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

By the time the credits roll on the film, we realize we've been watching not so much a sketch of the lives of farm animals as a threnody for their deaths.

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Vox

Vox

There's no dialogue; we just watch the animals go about their lives while we experience the quietly dawning recognition that these animals have real lives.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Sublimely beautiful and profoundly moving...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The message comes through loud and painfully clear, no dubbed voices required.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Pigs are smart... An improbably beautiful work of barnyard art, Gunda figures that we're smart too.

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