Pig 108 mins

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Mani Haghighi’s latest is a riotous Iranian film industry satire about a serial killer beheading famous filmmakers and a director who’s outraged he hasn’t been targeted!

Hasan is a blacklisted film director with a chip on his shoulder and a curious dilemma: all of his Iranian contemporaries are being picked off by a murderer, who’s beheading them and carving the word "pig" onto their decapitated skulls – so why isn’t Hasan on the list?

Irreverent Iranian director Mani Haghighi (A Dragon Arrives!; Modest Reception) works his meta-comedy magic in this hilariously weird look at the narcissism of bitter, self-anointed creative geniuses, while generously poking fun at social media, public relations, and Iran’s filmmaker blacklisting in the process. [Persian & Turkish Language with English subtitles]

Please note: this film contains strobe lighting effects

Screened at the 68th Berlinale (Berlin Int’l Film Festival 2018) – Official Competition

Screened at the Seattle int’l Film Festival 2018

"This blizzard of oddity marks Haghighi out as the joker in the Iranian auteur pack, and every gang needs a wildcard." – Variety

It is rare for a film to put forth so boldly precise a vision of society; it's also rare to find a satire that hardly ever falls into mere ridicule or pathos.
New Yorker
The film is rich in absurdist humour and intermingles character-based comedy with sharp observation.
Eye for Film
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