2020 Nominations

GUNDA

A film by Victor Kossakovsky

Norway, United States

Written & Directed by Victor Kossakovsky
Produced by Anita Rehoff Larsen & Joslyn Barnes

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.