Documentary Feature | 93 minutes

HIFF 2020

 World Cinema Documentary

Directed by
Victor Kossakovsky

Produced by
Anita Rehoff Larsen

Written by
Victor Kossakovsky, Ainara Vera

2020 | No Dialogue | Norway/USA

In a remarkable feat of vérité filmmaking, documentarian Victor Kossakovsky gently immerses us in the life of a Norwegian farm through intimate, unspooling encounters with two clever cows, a scene-stealing, one-legged chicken, and the majestic Gunda—the eponymous mother sow who has recently given birth to a rambunctious bunch of piglets. Shot in sharply textured black-and-white, and eschewing any dialogue or music, Kossakovsky chronicles their joy and their pain with great empathy and respect. Executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix, GUNDA movingly recalibrates our moral universe, and reminds us of the inherent value of life and the mystery of all animal beings.

Friday 10/9, 7pm | Scheduled Virtual Screening
Saturday 10/10, 7pm | Scheduled Virtual Screening

This film has a 3hr watch window. You will select a ticket for a specific scheduled screening time, and then have three hours from that start time to complete the film. After three hours the film will expire.

Note: This film may be viewed from anywhere in the United States.