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Dead Pigs

Florida Premiere


Country: China, USA
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 130min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Jordan Ressler First Feature Film Award

The lives of five very different people intersect amidst the true story of a stream of thousands of dead pigs found floating in the Yangtze River in modern-day Shanghai.

A pig farmer finds his livelihood crumbling before him as his debts pile up. A young waiter puts on a façade to hide his lack of professional success from his father. A salon owner tries to fend off developers who will stop at nothing to buy her family home. A spoiled rich girl finds that her life is lacking emotional depth. An American ex-pat developer spearheads a questionable new project to try to impress his boss. As seen through first-time writer-director Cathy Yan’s observant and eccentric lens, the search for success in an ever-changing world is an elusive thing.

A Sundance award-winner, Dead Pigs has taken home Best First Feature awards at Seattle, Philadelphia and Dallas, making this delightfully quirky and satirical look at the rapid modernization of China a true festival darling.


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Director: Cathy Yan
Producer: Clarissa Zhang, Jane Zheng
Screenwriter: Cathy Yan
Executive Producer: Zhangke Jia
Production Company: Alibaba Pictures, Media Asia, Beijing Culture

Music: Andrew Orkin
Cinematographer: Federico Cesca
Editor: Alex Kopit

Cast: Vivian Wu, Mason Lee, Yang Haoyu, Li Meng, David Rysdahl, Zazie Beetz

Cathy Yan

Cathy Yan is a Chinese-American writer and director. Her debut feature, Dead Pigs (2018), had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting. She is set to direct the upcoming DC Comics superhero film Birds of Prey (2020), starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.