The Daily Telegraph

Gunda: Mother, Pig (2021, b/w)

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BBC FOUR, 10PM ★★★

♦ Now here’s a curious beast – a Russian director’s wordless, blackand-white, cinematic poem about the rich emotional lives of farm animals. It sounds a tough sell, but such is the beauty that Viktor Kossakovsk­y conjures from his farmyard cinematogr­aphy, and the genuine hope, fear and love his subjects appear to feel, that it becomes a deeply affecting and engaging watch.

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