Director Viktor Kossakovsky

Production year 2021

Length 93min.

Country Norway/USA/UK


This documentary looks at the daily life of a pig and its farm animal companions: two cows and a one-legged chicken.


Bronze Horse - Best Documentary | Stockholm FF, Sweden, 2020

Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design | Amanda Awards, Norway, 2021

Outstanding Achievement in Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography | The Unforgettables, Cinema Eye Honors Awards, USA, 2021

Dublin Film Critics Award - Best Cinematography | Dublin IFF, Ireland, 2021

White Elephant - Best Documentary | Russian Guild of Film Critics, Russia, 2021

Special Mention | Sofia IFF, Bulgaria, 2021


Viktor Kossakovsky
Viktor Kossakovsky



Anita Rehoff Larsen


Viktor Kossakovsky, Ainara Vera

Director of Photography

Egil Håskjold Larsen, Victor Kossakovsky


Alexandr Dudarev


Viktor Kossakovsky, Ainara Vera

Production company(ies)

Artemis Rising Foundation, Empathy Arts, Fritt Ord Foundation, Louverture Films, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Norwegian Film Institute, Sant & Usant, Storyline Studios

Viktor Kossakovsky

Born 1961. Viktor Kossakovsky is a Russian filmmaker. He began his career in motion pictures at the Leningrad Studio of Documentaries as assistant cameraman, assistant director and editor in 1978. In many of his films Kossakovsky plays the role of editor, cinematographer, writer, and director. He graduated from the Higher Courses of Film Writers and Directors in Moscow in 1988. In 1993, his first feature Belovy (The Belovs) won both the VPRO Joris Ivens Award and the Audience Award at the International Documentary FF Amsterdam. Other awards include the Special Jury Award at the International Documentary FF Amsterdam for Pavel and Lyalya in 1999, the Documentary Award at the Edinburgh IFF for Sreda (Wednesday), the Award of Honor at Karlovy Vary IFF for Sreda, the DOK Leipzig Findling Award for Pavel and Lyalya, the True Vision Award at the 2012 True/False FF and the Genziana d'Oro – Gran Premio Città di Trento at the Trento FF (2012) for ¡Vivan Las Antípodas! He has begun his own film production company in St. Petersburg, Kossakovsky Film Production with the objective of creating a cinema of poetics and reality


Losev (1990), These Days (1991), The Belovs (1993), Wednesday 19.7.1961 (1997), Pavel and Lyalya (1998), Wedding (2000), Kindergarten (2000), Hush! (2002), Russia from My Window (2003), Svyato (2005), ¡Vivan las Antipodas! (2011), Demonstration (2014), Short Plays (segment Russia, 2014), Graine de champion (2016), Aquarela (2018), Gunda (2020).

FILMS 2021