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DEAD PIGS

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Directed by Cathy Yan
China, 2018
Comedy, Drama
      Mandarin
      English

Synopsis

The fates of an unlucky pig farmer, a feisty home-owner defending her property, a lovestruck busboy, a disenchanted rich girl, and an American expat pursuing the Chinese Dream converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs are found floating down the Huangpu River, towards a modernizing Shanghai.

Our take

Part family drama, part absurdist comedy, all-out social satire: the daring feature debut from Cathy Yan (Birds of Prey) weaves together disparate stories of dreamers and oddballs, recalling the best of Altman. A timely tale of modern-day Shanghai that speaks to the universal need for connection.

Synopsis

The fates of an unlucky pig farmer, a feisty home-owner defending her property, a lovestruck busboy, a disenchanted rich girl, and an American expat pursuing the Chinese Dream converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs are found floating down the Huangpu River, towards a modernizing Shanghai.

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Dead PigsDirected byCathy Yan
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Awards & Festivals

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Sundance Film Festival
2018 | Winner: World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting
AFI Fest
2018 | New Auteurs

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