Norway / USA, 2020, 93mn 
Black and white, Without Words, documentary
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Directed by : Viktor KOSSAKOVSKY (Виктор КОСАКОВСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Viktor KOSSAKOVSKY (Виктор КОСАКОВСКИЙ)
Cinematography : Viktor KOSSAKOVSKY (Виктор КОСАКОВСКИЙ)
Sound : Aleksandr DUDAREV (Александр ДУДАРЕВ)
Other persons :
Scénario : Ainara Vera
Images : Egil Håskjold Larsen
Montage : Ainara Vera
Producteurs : Anita Rehoff Larsen, Joslyn Barnes, Joaquin Phoenix, Tone Grøttjord-Glenne
Production : Sant & Usant Production (Norvège); Louverture Films (USA)

Awards :
Best documentary Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2020

Plot synopsis
Gunda is the protagonist of this gentle black-and-white documentary triptych. She takes care of her little ones, accompanies them on a journey of discovery and then takes a break to recharge her batteries. She tentatively approaches the camera. Does she know what her fate is? What might she be thinking? What does she think of us? Gunda is one of several hundred million pigs that inhabit the planet, alongside a billion cattle, represented in the film by two gracefully mooing cows, and over 20 billion chickens, exemplified here by a one-legged chicken stumbling its way through the world. Whether rooting through the mud, swatting away flies or searching for worms, they all are heroes. And film essayist Victor Kossakovsky is and remains adamant: after this film meat consumption is impossible. His indignation about the ignorance of humans in general and the degradation of these creatures in particular flows into his conceptually minimalist, but visually brilliant meditation. Gunda is an intimate portrait. An intervention in the form of a modest gesture. A film that ascribes majestic greatness to the underdogs. And makes us think. In the very least.

Commentaries and bibliography
Gunda, le dernier film du documentariste russe Victor Kossakovsky est un tour de force.,, 2021
Viktor Kossakovsky: Gunda (Norway/US, 2020), Raymond De LUCA, Kinokultura, 2021
70e Berlinale: Gunda – Parlez à travers les images du cinéma documentaire, Aina RIU,, 2020
Gunda [film de Viktor KOSSAKOVSKI] au festival de Berlin, Festival de Berlin 2020, 2020
Gunda, plongée dans le monde animal, Louise VANDEGINSTE,, 2020
«Гунда»: выдающийся фильм Виктора Косаковского о жизни свиньи (а также кур и коров) Исполнительный продюсер — Хоакин Феникс, Антон ДОЛИН,, 2020
BERLINALE 2020 Encounters Critique : Gunda, Kaleem AFTAB,, 2020
Joaquin Phoenix et une truie pour un documentaire pro-vegan étonnant [Gunda de Victor Kossakovski],, 2020
La Roche-sur-Yon | Critique : Gunda, Nicolas BARDOT,, 2020

Selected in the following festivals :
- Yerevan International Film Festival "Golden Apricot", Yerevan (Armenia), 2021
- Virgin Dublin International Film Festival, Dublin (Ireland), 2021
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 2020
- Torino Film Festival, Turin (Italy), 2020
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2020
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2020
- Stockholm International Film Festival, Stockholm (Sweden), 2020

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