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to celebrate Chinese Language Day, we’ll be watching DEAD PIGS by cathy yan

Cathy Yan is director of the smash hit DC comics film from 2020 BIRDS OF PREY (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) starring Margot Robbie. DEAD PIGS is her debut feature.

DEAD PIGS (2018)

Based on remarkable true events, Dead Pigs is a bitingly humorous social satire about the trials and tribulations connecting a disparate group of characters as thousands of dead pigs mysteriously float down river towards a rapidly modernising Shanghai, China. A universal human story set against the backdrop of globalisation, drastic social change and increasing wealth inequality, the film is the masterful first feature of exciting filmmaker Cathy Yan (Birds of Prey), and stars an international ensemble including Vivian Wu (Away), Mason Lee (Lucy), Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Meng Li (The Bad Kids), Haoyu Yang (The Wandering Earth), and David Rysdahl (The Family). 

A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an expat architect, and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river toward a rapidly-modernizing Shanghai, China.

See our conversation with writer/director Cathy Yan

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