Free Member Screening: ‘GUNDA’ (Join Today!)

HamptonsFilm Members are invited to watch a free exclusive preview of GUNDA (HIFF28)—which is on the Oscars shortlist for Best Documentary Feature—in advance of its streaming premiere. This film screens as part of our ongoing Compassion, Justice + Animal Rights signature program.

Followed by an exclusive Q&A with director Victor Kossakovsky from HIFF28!


Directed by Victor Kossakovsky
(2020, Norway/USA, 93 minutes)

“This astonishing documentary offers an intimate look at the lives of a sow, her rambunctious piglets, a one-legged chicken and a herd of cows.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

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.

Selected for the Oscars shortlist for Best Documentary Feature.

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