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Piggy directed by Carlota Pedera official trailer and release date
Piggy directed by Carlota Pedera. © Jorge Fuembuena. Photo courtesy of Magnet Releasing.

Magnet Releasing released the official trailer for Piggy, the Spanish horror film by Carlota Pereda that premiered at 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Piggy is the feature length adaptation of Carlota Pereda’s short film of the same name, and stars Laura Galán, Richard Holmes, Carmen Machi, Irene Ferreiro along with Camielle Aguilar, with the special collaborations of Pilar Castro and Claudia Salas

In the film, a bullied teen sees her tormenters brutally kidnapped by a stranger – an interest that’s mutual, and she’s torn between revealing the truth and protecting the man.

Piggy will have an exclusive pre-opening engagement on October 7 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco, and opens In additional theaters across the country and VOD beginning October 14,

With the summer sun beating down on her rural Spanish town, Sara hides away in her parent’s butcher shop. A teenager whose excess weight makes her the target of incessant bullying, she flees a clique of capricious girls who torment her at the town pool, only to stumble upon them being brutally kidnapped by a stranger, who drives off with them in his van. When the police begin asking questions, Sara keeps quiet. Intrigued by the stranger — an interest that’s mutual — she’s torn between revealing the truth and protecting the man who saved her.

During the sweltering summertime of rural Spain, Sara carries an extra load of teenage agony due to the perpetual bullying from her peers. She’s also an outsider at home – her parents and little brother just don’t understand her – so, feelings internalized, she’s often found buried in her headphones, drowning out her surroundings. One day, Sara’s usual solo dip at the local pool is disrupted by the presence of a mysterious stranger in the water and an exceptionally grueling bout of abuse at the hands of three girls. But, in a strange twist of fate, along the way home Sara witnesses her bloodied tormentors being kidnapped in the back of the stranger’s van.

In Carlota Pereda’s strikingly bold and ominous feature adaptation of her award-winning 2018 short film, Sara must decide whether to cooperate with the police and parents’ questioning about the kidnappings, or take her own, unbridled path – while also discovering the power of desire and belonging, and the distinction between revenge and redemption.

Watch the official trailer for Piggy.

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