After attracting much positive attention from its screening at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the Spanish-language horror film pig will be playing at Fantastic Fest this weekend… and beyond October 7th, the film will receive a nationwide release at the Alamo Drafthouse theaters! Then will get the VOD release as well. In anticipation of the release of the Alamo Drafthouse, a trailer for pig has arrived online and can be seen in the embed above.
Directed by Carlota Pereda, pig has a synopsis as follows:
With the hot summer sun in her rural Spanish town, Sara hides in her parents’ butcher shop. A teenager whose overweight makes him the target of unrelenting bullying, he runs away from a group of fickle girls who torture him in a city pool, only to find them brutally kidnapped by a stranger, who leaves with them in his van. When the police started asking questions, Sara remained silent. Drawn by a stranger—a mutual interest—she is torn between revealing the truth and protecting the man who saved her.
The film stars Laura Galán, Richard Holmes, Carmen Machi, Irene Ferreiro, Camille Aguilar, Claudia Salas, and Pilar Castro.
People at IndieWire first saw pig trailer, and Alamo Drafthouse film programmer Jake Isgar gave them the following statement: “If independent filmmakers need to take whatever approach it takes to produce their work, we need to do the same as exhibitors. We are thrilled at Alamo Drafthouse to partner with Magnolia in pig and have the opportunity to share Carlota Pereda’s vision with our audience.”
Neal Block, head of marketing and distribution at Magnolia Pictures (of which Magnet Releasing is a foreign branch and genre), added: “pig is the first film to be officially selected for this year’s Fantastic Fest, and we’ve been working with the Drafthouse team to grow that initial enthusiasm into a broader partnership. The film will have a national sneak screening with Drafthouse on 10/4, after which it will open in select Drafthouse theaters on 10/7 — a week before it becomes available elsewhere. pig — a gory and new take on slasher movies — is perfect for their audience. I’ve wanted to do something special with this one since we picked it up from Sundance, and I’m glad they’re on it.”
pig looks interesting to me. I won’t be able to attend the Alamo Drafthouse screening, but I will definitely see the film when it hits VOD. Are you going to watch? pig? What do you think about the trailer? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Source : dial.news