Bullied mercilessly by her fatphobic friends and misunderstood at residence, Sara can’t discover refuge in anybody or something apart from her headphones, which assist drown out the merciless voices that encompass her. Author-director Carlota Pereda introduces us to a teen outsider whose coming-of-age story appears poised to culminate with a physique rely in “Piggy.” A trailer for the psychological horror pic transports us to rural Spain, the place Sara is being tormented with a merciless nickname, Piggy, and being referred to as “disgusting.”
Sadly, issues aren’t significantly better at residence. “They name me Piggy and also you do nothing!” she tells her mom.
Sara’s journey to the native pool takes an sudden flip when a stranger witnesses her being subjected to notably heinous verbal abuse. On her manner residence, Sara sees her bullies being kidnapped behind the stranger’s van.
“Sara should determine whether or not to cooperate with the police and fogeys’ questioning concerning the kidnappings, or take her personal, unbridled path—whereas additionally discovering the facility of want and belonging, and the excellence between revenge and redemption,” “Piggy’s” synopsis teases.
“Being a teen generally is a actual horror story,” Pereda informed us. “Bullying has all the time apprehensive me, and Sara’s battle is so sturdy, so interesting from a thriller and an ethical perspective that I simply needed to give her a voice. I fell in love with the character.”
“Piggy” marks Pereda’s characteristic debut. The movie made its world premiere in January at Sundance, the place it acquired rave opinions. You may catch it in Alamo Drafthouse cinemas on October 7 and extra theaters and VOD October 14.