Opens Jun 18, 2021
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.
"Gunda is pure cinema. This is a film to take a bath in — it's stripped to its essential elements, without any interference. It's what we should all aspire to as filmmakers and audiences — pictures and sound put together to tell a powerful and profound story without rush. It's jaw dropping images and sound put together with the best ensemble cast and you have something more like a potion than a movie."-Paul Thomas Anderson