Grand Illusion Cinema - Seattle, WA

Dead Pigs - ends 7/15

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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 in Cathy Yan's (BIRDS OF PREY) debut feature.

"Equally darkly funny, strange and enthralling, Dead Pigs announces Cathy Yan as a director worthy of our attention."

Courtney Small, Cinema Axis

"Thoroughly enjoyable, "Dead Pigs" arises as the origin chapter of a great storyteller and an opportune mosaic of people in a rapidly transforming superpower." Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times

"A bold social satire that never loses its sense of fun, Dead Pigs finally lets us confirm what Birds Of Prey already suggested: Cathy Yan has a sharp eye and a fearless voice - we're lucky to have her." Ella Kemp, Empire Magazine

"Cathy Yan's delightful, spiky, comic antidote to China’s weightier arthouse output, settling the stomach after too much stolid social realism, effervescent as an alka-seltzer." Jessica Kiang, Variety

"Cathy Yan’s first feature is a dark, quirky comedy that peels back the layers of contemporary Mainland mores and reveals a group of people almost completely deracinated by their quest to get ahead in a society buffeted by rapidly shifting cultural expectations. Genially offbeat and broadly relatable...." Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter

  • Year
  • Runtime
    130 minutes
  • Language
    English, Mandarin
  • Country
    United States, China
  • Director
    Cathy Yan