image from the film Gunda

image from the film GUNDA

It’s about a sow, and her piglets. And some cows. And a one-legged chicken.

Viktor Kosakovskiy immerses viewers in the world of the farmyard, without the melodrama of narration or music. Just the sounds of the yard, and the animals, in glorious black and white.

Paul Thomas Anderson calls it “pure cinema... 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.”

Gunda may be a meditational slow-burn, but as it unfurls its immersive audiovisual tapestry it hovers between non-fiction observation and lyrical insight, and to that end feels like an advancement of the nature documentary form.” (IndieWire)


Ithaca Premiere