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Year: 2011
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 89 minutes


PIG is a severe and unsettling twist on Groundhog's Day, where a bound man continually comes to his senses in the middle of the empty desert, his mind wiped clean of memories. The man, parched and disoriented, finds shelter with a beautiful woman who both cleans his wounds and stirs romantic feelings neither of them fully understand. Driven to find out his true identity, the man follows a string of clues, both sinister and happenstance, only to find himself circling back to the desert over and over. Encounters with past lovers, visits to former residences, run-ins with colleagues—all of it triggers some connections, but none of it completes the picture of his identity. When the truth finally surfaces, who he is and what he's done becomes more and more unbearable with each disconcerting revelation. A sci-fi suspense story with confounding twists and turns, director Henry Barrial's PIG leaves you questioning how some people can carry the weight of who they really are. – S.H.

CIFF36 Screenings

Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11:15 PM -
Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Henry Barrial

A Miami native, director and writer Henry Barrial received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Montana. His first short film "The Lonelys" (1999) won many awards, including Best Narrative Short Film at the 23rd CIFF.

"Some Body" (2001), "Heartland" (2003), "True Love" (2007), PIG (2011)

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Film Contact

This film is presented with the generous support of MIKE FLUELLEN.

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