Remarkable…‘Pig’ deserves to be seen widely. It is rare for a film to put forth so boldly precise a vision of society.
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Hasan is full of rage. As a blacklisted director, he hasn't been allowed to make a film in years. His favorite actress, Shiva, is impatient and wants to work with other directors. His wife Goli seems to have fallen out of love with him. His daughter Alma is grown up and independent. His old loving mother is slowly losing her mind. A man-child, almost completely reliant on the women in his life, Hassan might consider casting his attractive stalker Annie, if only he could make a film. To make matters worse, Hasan is upset that he is being inexplicably ignored by the serial killer who has been decapitating the country’s best filmmakers.

All these frustrations come to a head when, through a series of bizarre misunderstandings, Hasan becomes the prime suspect in the murder case. Social media is abuzz with false accusations, and Hasan must come up with an ingenious plan to restore his reputation...

Director Mani Haghighi (b.1969, Tehran) studied philosophy at McGill University in Montreal before returning to Iran to make films. To the international viewer he’s also known for 50 Kilos of Sour Cherries, A Dragon Arrives! (Berlinale Competition) and Modest Reception (Berlinale Forum), among others.

Played at

Music Hall, 2.15.19 - 2.28.19
Town Center 5, 2.15.19 - 2.21.19
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 108 min
Language: Farsi
FEATURED REVIEW: Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com
When Mani Haghighi’s acerbic black comedy “Pig” opens, the camera wheels down a Tehran street following four teenage girls who are babbling to each other while simultaneously checking Instagram on their phones. Their conversation mainly concerns the recent split-up ...