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Run Time: 90 minutes
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.
Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 10:05 PM
Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 9:35 AM
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes
46th CIFF College Program