Piggy

Showings

The Main 5 Sat, May 14, 2022 9:55 PM
The Main 5 Thu, May 19, 2022 9:40 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:Cerdita
Programs:Dark Out
Women & Film
Tags:Thriller
Women Directors
Latino/Hispanic/Iberian
Horror
Drama
Suspense
Culture & Society
Mystery
Youth
Teen
Release Year:2022
Runtime:90 min
Country/Region:Spain
Language:Spanish
Print Source:Magnet Releasing
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOS0rHVJJps
Cast/Crew
Director:Carlota Pereda
Executive Producer:Pilar Benito
Producer:Merry Colomer
Cinematographer:Rita Noriega
Screenwriter:Carlota Pereda
Editor:David Pelegrín
Composer:Olivier Arson
Principal Cast:Laura Galan
Richard Holmes
Carmen Machi
Irene Ferreiro
Camille Aguilar
Pilar Castro
Claudia Salas

Description

Sara, the butcher’s daughter, hates small town life. By the bullying teens she is given demeaning nicknames, and she’s brutalized emotionally and physically. But when she witnesses a vicious stranger kidnapping her assailants… well, maybe she’s found a new friend. “[A]n instant horror classic.” –Sheri Flanders, Chicago Reader

Summers are brutal in this remote Spanish village, made even more so by Sara’s tormented adolescence. Overweight, hating her job at the butcher shop, she can’t even catch a break at the local pool, where the clique of popular teenage girls delight in making Sara’s life awful. They nearly drown her, steal her clothes, and leave her feeling less than dirt. All the while, a stranger observes, seemingly indifferent. Until he isn’t, abducting Sara’s tormentors and killing off various people in the village. Writer-director Carlota Pereda’s terrific horror film subverts the genre and leaves us wondering: what is worse? Murder? Or adolescence?


Director Biography

Carlota Pereda is a writer and director whose television work, short films and horror films are have won Goya Awards in Spain. She is the director of the short films “Las rubias” (2016) and “Cerdita” (2018), which was the basis for Piggy (2022); and the feature The Devil’s Tail (2021).


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