Rushing through our everyday chaotic lives, there could be days when some of us look jealously at our pets, thinking, “I’d probably have been better off as an animal on a farm. What fun would it be to laze around eating hay all day!”
If you have similar thoughts sometimes, the Gunda documentary will change your perceptions forever. Directed, co-written, and co-edited by Victor Kossakowsky (Russian documentary filmmaker), and produced by renowned actor and executive producer, Joaquin Phoenix (aka Joker), Gunda shows daily life struggles of two cows, a mother pig, and a one-legged chicken who live at a farm.
The universally acclaimed movie that first premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 23, 2020, takes viewers on a mesmerizing trip around nature. It shows how animals live at a farm, what they do regularly, and how they overcome their daily life challenges.
The ‘awesome’ factor in ‘Gunda’
The best thing about the documentary is its unfiltered scenes and natural touch, which are hailed by several film critics, like IndieWire, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, and many more. During a film review in December 2020, even Decider’s Walter Chaw didn’t shy away from praising the film. He called the movie “a complete package of drama, horror, and tragedy,” which shows the life of a sentient being in this compassionless world.
We know watching a 93-minute long black and white documentary without dialogues might sound challenging, but those who love animals and nature would surely find it intriguing.
How to watch ‘Gunda’?
Sadly, Gunda isn’t yet available to the public. However, if you’re eager to watch the movie, you can stream it on Film Forum’s virtual cinema.
The process is quite simple; all you have to do is create an account on Film Forum’s website and buy the virtual cinema tickets for the movie, which will cost somewhere around $12. If that $12 pinches you, you have the option to donate the tickets to your friends and family; so overall, it is a win-win deal.
The only thing you should keep in mind is that you have to watch the movie within 30 days of the ticket purchase. Plus, if you’ve clicked the play button once, you must finish watching it within 48 hours.
Can we stream Gunda in the future?
As of now, Gunda’s public release date is undisclosed. However, Neon has promised that the movie will hit the theaters somewhere in 2021, so let’s keep our fingers crossed. Moreover, currently, there’s no update on whether Gunda will release on popular streaming platforms or not. But looking at Neon’s previous deal with Hulu, it wouldn’t be wrong to hope that someday it might feature there.
However, sadly, we don’t think that day will come soon since the past trends of Neon movies on Hulu have shown that even the most blockbuster of films in the U.S. have appeared on the platform several months after their release. So it’s better to rent and watch the movie for now than wait to stream it.