GUNDA – Review by Carol Cling

Victor Kossakovsky’s wordless, black-and-white documentary offers an up-close-and-personal view of farm life — from the perspective of its four-, two- and (in one case) one-legged creatures. As a mama sow searches for the runt of her litter, you may say “Awwww.” That is, until the parent plants a hoof atop her newborn offspring. It’s a signal not to expect any endearing anthropomorphism. From the Three Little Pigs to Babe, movies have endowed porcine protagonists with distinctive personalities. Gunda’s pigs may display definite behavior patterns, but there’s nothing human about them.

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