Dead Pigs - WOW: Wales One World Film Festival (PG)

Oswestry's Community Cinema, Shropshire, SY11 1JN
Thu 28th March 2019
Once again we are very pleased to be the only venue in England for the WOW: Wales One World Film Festival, bringing a fantastic and rare opportunity to see the very best in World Cinema a few select venues.

Dead Pigs
A smart, vibrant take on the huge changes taking place in China as dodgy, get-rich-quick developments flatten neighbourhoods and break down the traditional bonds of families and communities. Linked by a mysterious epidemic of dead pigs dumped into the river, this mosaic-like comedy charts the misadventures of diverse Shanghai citizens; a bumbling pig farmer, a sensitive waiter, an expat architect, a disenchanted rich girl. A sassy ‘thoroughly modern’ heroine who runs her own beauty parlour, Candy Wang is also determined to save her family home from being knocked down. This cleverly weaves together a number of stories that reflect on the old and the new China to produce a fascinating picture of money and class in a city in flux. It builds to a big musical number when Candy faces down the bulldozer in her slippers and curlers that somehow works!

“Delightfully quirky.” Hollywood Reporter

"Demonstrating a light touch - underscored by a whimsy-leaning score and overtly comic moments, but never delving into flimsiness or farce - Yan handles her chosen topic, and the tapestry of tales it's woven through, with care." Screen International

Winner World Cinema Special Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival 2018

Director: Cathy Yen
Starring: Vivian Wu, Mason Lee, Haoyu Yang
China / Tsieina 2018
Run time: 130 mins

F rated
Google map static shot of Oswestry's Community Cinema, Shropshire, SY11 1JN
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