© photo: Sant & Usant/V. Kossakovsky/Egil H. Larsen
“A work of genius” – The Guardian
In Gunda, master documentary filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky (Aquarela) 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.
From 4 June
The screenings on 6 & 8 June will be preceded by an pre-recorded intro from Mia Bays, director-at-large at Birds’ Eye View with journalist Caitlin Moran and writer-director Billie Piper, and followed by a Q&A with writer-director Viktor Kossakovsky, writer Ainara Vera and producer Anita Rehoff Larsen.
*The screenings are presented in collaboration with Reclaim The Frame, a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to widen and enrich cinema’s perspective of the world, run by charity Birds’ Eye View, and backed by the BFI’s Audience Fund. To learn more and join the #ReclaimTheFrame mission and receive free cinema tickets, discount codes and other film goodies click here.
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