Pig

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    Pig

    Khook

    Directed by

    Iran

    2018

    108 min

    • Farsi

    Comedy

    Hasan is full of rage. He's been blacklisted and hasn't been allowed to make a film in years. His star, a woman he adores, is impatient and wants to work with other directors. His wife seems to have fallen out of love with him, and his mother has become old and is slowly losing her mind. Worst of all, film directors across the city are being murdered one after the other, but the serial killer is inexplicably ignoring him. Hasan's feelings are hurt: isn't he the most accomplished filmmaker in town? So why is he being neglected? All these frustrations come to a head when, through a series of bizarre misunderstandings, he becomes the prime suspect in the serial murder case. Social media are abuzz, Hasan has to come up with an ingenious plan to restore his reputation...

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Hasan Majuni
    Leila Hatami
    Leili Rashidi
    Parinaz Izadyar
    Mina Jafarzadeh
    Aynaz Azarhoosh
    Ali Bagheri
    Siamak Ansari
    Ali Mosaffa
    Screenplay
    Mani Haghighi
    Cinematography
    Mahmoud Kalari
    Editing
    Meysam Molaei
    Music
    Peyman Yazdanian
    Production
    DARK PRECURSOR PRODUCTIONS
    Sales
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    Press

    In the grand tradition of movies about narcissistic film directors, Pig does a convincing job exposing the vanity and insecurity of the fellow behind the camera.

    Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

    Mani  Haghighi

    Mani Haghighi

    Iran

    Mani Haghighi was born in 1969 in Tehran. He is an Iranian filmmaker, screen writer and actor. His first feature, ABADAN (2004), was banned by Iranian officials but bootleg copies of the film helped initiate a new wave of Iranian underground film. His second feature, MEN AT WORK (2006), premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won several international prizes, including the Best Screenplay Prize at the Asian Film Awards and the Founders’ Prize at Michael Moore’s Traverse City FF. CANAAN (2008), an adaptation of an Alice Munro short story, won the Audience Prize for Best Film at Fajr IFF. Haghighi co-wrote, directed, produced and acted in his fourth feature, MODEST RECEPTION (2012), which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival where it won the NETPAC Prize, and went on to sweep eight more international prizes, including the Free Spirit Award at the Warsaw Film Festival. A DRAGON ARRIVES! was selected in Competition at the Berlinale in 2016.

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