This week we review Gunda, the long awaited film directed by Victor Kossakovsky and executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix. Gunda tells the story of the titular pig, her piglets, some chickens, and some cows. The film is presented in black and white, with no score, no narration, and no text on the screen. It’s a slow, methodical experience that is sure to alienate some viewers and inspire others. We’ll discuss the merits of this delivery method, ask who the film is for, and try to determine if it actually has a vegan message.
Gunda is currently in limited run at select theaters, but can be viewed online via Film Forum.
A full transcript of the episode can be found here.
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