Documentary Feature | 93 minutes

HIFF 2020

World Cinema

This film played at HIFF 2020
on 10/9/2020 and 10/10/2020


Directed by
Victor Kossakovsky

Produced by
Anita Rehoff Larsen

Executive Produced by
Joaquin Phoenix
Tone Grøttjord-Glenne
Regina K. Scully

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.