‘Gunda’: A ROMANTIC Portrait of a Sow’s Lifestyle
Victor Kossakovsky’s Gunda will be, in the barest sense, a movie about a short time period in the life span of a pig. Gunda, the pig involved, is really a Norwegian sow with disarmingly expressive eye and, in the beginning of the movie, a brand new litter of squeaking piglets trampling over one another to attain her milk. There’s nearly something painful, or or even that, despairing and unquenchable in those newborn squeals. So much want from such small beings. When Gunda will get around reorient herself, you nearly question if it’s because among her flailing newborns provides somehow gotten squished — that could almost describe their exasperating cries. So when the digital camera drifts on the hay toward a lone piglet that’s however to find its solution to a teat and, immediately after, Gunda lands on that piglet having an unforgiving hoof — even more cries. And much more questions.