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Hailed as “pure cinema” by Paul Thomas Anderson and a “visceral meditation on existence” by Joaquin Phoenix (its executive producer), Kossakovsky’s astonishing film is a vivid and hypnotic documentary study of the world of animals. Set on a farm and shot in natural light, featuring long takes and no score or voiceover, Gunda invites you to view the lives of a mother sow and a scene-stealing, one-legged chicken through new eyes. Kossakovsky movingly recalibrates our moral universe, exploring the inherent value of life and the mystery of animal consciousness. Gunda reminds us that we share our planet with billions of other animals, giving us, in Phoenix’s words, “a mesmerising perspective on sentience within animal species, normally – and perhaps purposely – hidden from our view”.
Reclaim The Frame
The screening on Saturday 19th June at 2.30pm is a special Reclaim The Frame screening which includes a recorded introduction (5min) + Q&A (20min) hosted by Birds’ Eye View director-at-large Mia Bays with writer-director Viktor Kossakovsky, writer Ainara Vera and producer Anita Rehoff Larsen.
The screening on Wednesday 23rd June at 6pm will feature a 5 minute recorded introduction by Reclaim The Frame.
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National Lottery Cinema Weekend
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