Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Piggy

Year: 2021
Country: SPAIN
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 90 minutes

Piggy

It’s hard to be a teen. The girls who relentlessly torment Sara make the infamous bullies in “Carrie” seem tame. Online and in person, they heckle her with jeers of “Piggy.” While it’s an unimaginative and cruel nickname about Sara’s weight, it also refers to her family’s butcher shop where she spends the hot summer days isolated from the other teens in her Spanish town. Sara is unable to stand up to anyone, be it her tormentors or her hyper-critical mother. Exceedingly shy and self-conscious, she simply retreats into the music constantly blasting from her headphones. But as Sara stumbles home defeated after a particularly vicious encounter with the girls, she comes across a mysterious stranger in a compromising position: he has her bullies trapped—bloodied and screaming—in the back of his van. When he drives away, Sara is left with a difficult choice. Does she accept this man as her murderous guardian angel or help the girls who make her life a living hell? Stuck between longing and loathing, years of rejection and pent up emotion hurtle Sara towards a bloody, morally ambiguous conclusion. Based on the award-winning short of the same name, PIGGY carves out a unique spot in the revenge-horror canon. —D.O.

CIFF46 Screenings

Upper Allen

Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 10:05 PM

Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 9:35 AM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebars
After Hours
Latinx & Hispanic Cinema
Women of the World
Only at Playhouse Square

Competitions
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Carlota Pereda

Producer
Merry Colomer

Screenwriting
Carlota Pereda

Cinematography
Rita Noriega

Editing
David Pelegrín

Principal Cast
Laura Galán, Richard Holmes, Carmen Machi, Irene Ferreio, Camille Aguilar

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