It is a film about pigs, cows and chickens. Black and white. Without words. Without music. Experiential cinema in its purest form, "Gunda" chronicles the unfiltered lives of a group of farm animals with masterful intimacy.
Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and the farm's ambient soundtrack, master director Victor Kossakovsky 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, reckon with the role humanity plays in it and consider the value of life of those with whom we share this planet.
"'Gunda' personalizes these animals without humanizing them, and evacuates explicit humanity without ignoring its clear impact." --Rolling Stone