Edition 20: 6-14 August, 2021

Balkan Dox

Gunda

Norway, United States
2020 — 93 min / Black and white

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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.

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Directors' Biography

Victor Kossakovsky was born in Saint Petersburg (Leningrad at the time) on July 19, 1961. An innovative documentary filmmaker, his films have been honored with more than 100 awards in national and international festivals. His distinctive filmography spans many different subjects but always explores the interplay of reality and poetic moments.

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Director

Victor Kossakovsky

Producer

Anita Rehoff Larsen

Cinematography

Victor Kossakovsky

Egil Håskjold Larsen

Editing

Victor Kossakovsky

Ainara Vera

Sound

Alexander Dudarev

Screenings & Awards

Stockholm FF, Sweden, 2020
Best Documentary "Bronze Horse"

Berlinale, Germany, 2020

DOC NYC, United States, 2020

CPH:DOX, Denmark, 2020

IDFA, Netherlands, 2020

Official Film Website

https://www.gunda.movie/