28th March: from 7.00pm
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.
Available on QFT Player from 7.00pm on Sunday 28th March – free to watch for 24 hours.
Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and the farm’s ambient soundtrack, innovative documentary filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky (Aquarela) invites the audience to slow down and experience life as his subjects do, taking in their world with a magical patience and an otherworldly perspective.
Inspired by Kossakovsky’s own childhood experiences and a passion project which eventually came to fruition after many attempts spanning decades, Gunda had its World Premiere at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2020 European Film Awards.
“Victor Kossakovsky has crafted a visceral meditation on existence that transcends the normal barriers that separate species. It is a film of profound importance and artistry.” – Joaquin Phoenix, Executive Producer
“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. Its 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
Dir: Victor Kossakovsky | 2020 | Norway/USA | 1 hr 33 mins | Partially Subtitled