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aSant & Usant production in co-production withLouverture Films

Gunda - the movie

Gunda - the movie

a film byVictor Kossakovsky producerAnita Rehoff Larsen Executive ProducerJoaquin Phoenix

Short synopsis

Where his prior film, the acclaimed epic AQUARELA, was a reminder of the fragility of human tenure on earth, in GUNDA, master filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky reminds us that we share our planet with billions of other animals. Through encounters with a mother sow (the eponymous Gunda), two ingenious cows, and a scene-stealing, one-legged chicken, Kossakovsky movingly recalibrates our moral universe, reminding us of the inherent value of life and the mystery of all animal consciousness, including our own.

Gunda is a mesmerizing perspective on sentience within animal species, normally - and perhaps purposely - hidden from our view. Displays of pride and reverence, amusement and bliss at a pig’s inquisitive young; her panic, despair and utter defeat in the face of cruel trickery, are validations of just how similarly all species react and cope with events in our respective lives. Victor Kossakovsky has crafted a visceral meditation on existence that transcends the normal barriers that separate species. It is a film of profound importance and artistry.» - Joaquin Phoenix, Executive Producer
«Gunda is pure cinema. This is a film to take a bath in - it’s stripped to its essential elements, without any interference. It’s what we should all aspire to as filmmakers and audiences - pictures and sound put together to tell a powerful and profound story without rush. 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.» - Paul Thomas Anderson

Festivals

Berlin Film Festival (Encounters Section)
Germany
CPH:DOX
Denmark
New York Film Festival
USA
Filmfest Hamburg
Germany
Zurich FF
Switzerland
Camden International Film Festival
USA
Magnificent 7
Serbia
Antenna Film Festival
Australia
Bergen International Film Festival
Norway
Heartland International Film Festival
USA
La Roche sur Yon
France
Adelaide Film Festival
Australia
Middleburg Film Festival
USA
Aspen Filmfest
USA
Montclair Film Festival
USA
Philadelphia Film Festival
USA
Virginia Film Festival
USA
Denver Film Festival
USA
New Horizons
Poland
Thessaloniki Film Festival
Greece
Hawaii International Film Festival
USA
DOC NYC
USA
Stockholm International Film Festival
Sweden
IDFA
Netherlands
Karlovy Vary
Czech Republic
NORDIC/DOCS
Norway
BSFFILM Doc Stories
USA

Distributors

United Kingdom
Germany
Austria
Benelux
Czech Republic, Slovakia
Hungary
Poland
Greece
Portugal
Norway
Australia

Contact

German / International Press:

Claudia Tomassini
claudia@claudiatomassini.com
49 173 205 57 94

US Press:

Cinetic Marketing and PR
Courtney Ott, courtney@Cineticmedia.com

Intl Sales:

Cinephil
Phillipa Kowarski, philippa@cinephil.com

US Sales:

UTA
Nick Shumaker, ShumakerN@unitedtalent.com

Production company

Sant & Usant
Anita Rehoff Larsen, anita@santogusant.no