Gunda (Victor Kossakovsky, 2020, United States) will be the closing film in Garachico of the XXIII International Environmental Film Festival of the Canary Islands (Ficmec) this Sunday, May 30. Gunda is one of several hundred million pigs that inhabit the planet. The essayist Victor Kossakovsky is adamant: after seeing it, consuming meat is simply not possible.
The film by the Russian filmmaker will be screened after the closing gala at 7.30 pm at the back of the Garachico Town Hall. To attend you must buy tickets in advance at tomaticket.es or at the Casa de Piedra information point.
Within the closing ceremony, the winners of the competing categories of this twenty-third edition of the film festival will be known. In addition, you can enjoy the music of the Garachico Chamber Choir and the poetry of Alberto Omar Walls.
Before closing, you will be able to enjoy more cinema. Lunana: a Yak in the Classroom (Pawo Choyning Dorji, 2019, Bhutan) will be screened from 5:00 p.m. at the back of the Garachico City Hall. The film introduces us to the young Ugyen, who is a teacher in a city in Bhutan, but dreams of becoming a singer in Australia. Because of his attitude, he is sent to spend his last year as a teacher in Lunana, the most remote town in the country, in the middle of the Himalayas.
Both films compete in the official section. Gunda, in the documentary category, and Lunana: a Yak in the Classroom, in fiction and animation.