After the Spanish-language horror film garnered a lot of positive attention when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year piggy will be shown at Fantastic Fest this weekend… and so on October 7thThe film hits Alamo Drafthouse theaters nationwide in May! There will also be a VOD release then. In anticipation of the Alamo Drafthouse release, a trailer for piggy has arrived online and can be seen in the embed above.
Directed by Carlota Pereda, piggy has the following summary:
As the summer sun beats down on her rural Spanish town, Sara hides in her parents’ butcher shop. As a teenager whose obesity makes her the target of constant bullying, she flees a gang of capricious girls who torment her at the town pool, only to stumble upon them being brutally kidnapped by a stranger who takes them away in his van. When the police start asking questions, Sara remains silent. Fascinated by the stranger – an interest that is mutual – she is torn between revealing the truth and protecting the man who saved her.
The film stars are Laura Galán, Richard Holmes, Carmen Machi, Irene Ferreiro, Camille Aguilar, Claudia Salas and Pilar Castro.
The folks at IndieWire got the first look at the piggy trailer, and Alamo Drafthouse film programmer Jake Isgar provided them with the following statement: “If independent filmmakers have to go down a path that is absolutely necessary to have their work produced, then we have to do the same as the exhibitors. At Alamo Drafthouse, we’re excited to partner with Magnolia piggy and to have the opportunity to share Carlota Pereda’s vision with our audience.”
Neal Block, director of marketing and sales at Magnolia Pictures (whose foreign and genre arm is Magnet Releasing), added: “piggy was the first film to be officially selected for this year’s Fantastic Fest, and we’ve worked with the Drafthouse team to turn that initial excitement into a broader partnership. The film will be released on October 4th. have a nationwide sneak screening with Drafthouse, after which it will air on 10/7. opens in select Drafthouse theaters a week before it’s available elsewhere. piggy – a gory and brand new take on the slasher movie – just fits her audience perfectly. I’ve wanted to do something special with this one since we picked it up from Sundance and I’m glad they’re on board.”
piggy looks interesting to me. I won’t be able to attend a screening of the Alamo Drafthouse, but I’ll definitely check out the film when it hits VOD. will you watch piggy? What do you think of the trailer? Let us know by leaving a comment below.