‘Piggy’, the feature film debut of Spanish director Carlota Pereda, saw its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and immediately received a lot of praise. The Guardian described its dark humor as “deliciously entertaining” and Rolling Stone applauded Pereda for the way she showed the cruel side of bullying. The film won a Golden Méliès for Best Feature Film and was featured as a special screening out of competition at Imagine Film Festival. ‘Piggy’ will be in Dutch cinemas from 1 December.
It’s summer in the south of Spain. Plus size teenager Sara dreams of being someone else. She’s working in her parents’ butcher shop against her will and is being bullied constantly by a group of girls who call her Piggy. One day they try to drown her in the local pool. When she’s heading home after this dreadful experience, she witnesses a strange man violently kidnapping her harassers. Will she open her mouth and get help?
Release date: 1 December 2022
Classification: 16+, violence, foul language
Running time: 99 minutes