Carlota Pereda’s Sundance slasher Piggy has dropped a trailer to introduce you to Laura Galán’s Sara, a teenager perpetually bullied for her appearance, who’s presented with a moral dilemma rooted in revenge, and in the face of police interrogations and further antagonism from her family, must decide which path she wants to take.
An adaptation of Pereda’s own 2018 award-winning short film, we said Piggy featured a “potent central performance” with a “a riveting first act” in our FrightFest review. Check out the blood-soaked trailer below…
During the sweltering summertime of rural Spain, Sara carries an extra load of teenage agony due to the perpetual bullying from her peers. She’s also an outsider at home—her parents and little brother just don’t understand her—so, feelings internalized, she’s often found buried in her headphones, drowning out her surroundings. One day, Sara’s usual solo dip at the local pool is disrupted by the presence of a mysterious stranger in the water and an exceptionally gruelling bout of abuse at the hands of three girls. But, in a strange twist of fate, along the way home Sara witnesses her bloodied tormentors being kidnapped in the back of the stranger’s van.
In Carlota Pereda’s strikingly bold and ominous feature adaptation of her award-winning 2018 short film, Sara must decide whether to cooperate with the police and parents’ questioning about the kidnappings, or take her own, unbridled path—while also discovering the power of desire and belonging, and the distinction between revenge and redemption.
Piggy hits theatres and VOD in the US on October 14th.
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