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.

  • Vivian Wu, Mason Lee, Yang Haoyu, Li Meng, David Rysdahl, Zazie Beetz
  • Cathy Yan
  • Cathy Yan
  • 130 minutes
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