Piggy (2022)
October 18, 2022 7:35 AM - Subscribe

A bullied overweight teenager (Laura Galán) sees a glimpse of hope when her tormentors are brutally abducted by a mesmerizing stranger.

Also starring Adrian Grösser, Carmen Machi, Julián Valcárcel, José Pastor, Irene Ferreiro, Camille Aguilar, Claudia Salas, Richard Holmes, Pilar Castro, Chema del Barco, Fernando Delgado-Hierro, Amets Otxoa, Mabel del Pozo, Fred Tatien, Stéphanie Magnin, Vella Lía Lois.

Written & directed by Carlota Pereda, based on her short film of the same name.

90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently available in the US for digital rental on multiple outlets. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Gripping, harrowing.

Sara is horribly bullied by total assholes, including her one-time best friend... the bullying makes those kids the target of a kidnapper/possible killer... and he lets Sara go. All she has to do to end the bullying is... nothing. Is she okay with that? The directions this goes are fascinating.

Laura Galán is AMAZING in this.

Terrific little film. Serious trigger warnings for bullying, violence. Even so, this might be one of those films that people who do not normally watch horror could, with a bit of eye-covering, truly appreciate.

Pereda does something very interesting, shooting the film in 4:3 Academy ratio, rather than widescreen. The result is that Sara constantly seems boxed in, trapped.

This isn't a huge movie, just a small one with keenly-observed depth. But I will be going out of my way to see Pereda's next film.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:40 AM on October 18, 2022 [3 favorites]


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