MUBI, the global streaming service and theatrical distributor, is pleased to announce that Cathy Yan’s (dir. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)) bold directorial debut DEAD PIGS will be released exclusively on MUBI from 12 February 2021.
A masterful first feature from exciting filmmaker Cathy Yan, DEAD PIGS is a bitingly humourous social satire about the trials and tribulations connecting a disparate group of characters, as thousands of dead pigs mysteriously float down the river towards a rapidly modernising Shanghai.
Based on remarkable true events, the film tells a universal human story set against the backdrop of globalisation, drastic social change and increasing wealth inequality, and stars a brilliant international ensemble cast including Vivian Wu (Away, The Last Emperor, The Joy Luck Club), Mason Lee (Lucy, The Hangover Pt II), Zazie Beetz (Atlanta, Nine Days), Meng Li (The Bad Kids, The Guillotines, Young Love Lost), Haoyu Yang (The Wandering Earth), and David Rysdahl (The Family, Nine Days).
DEAD PIGS premiered to critical acclaim at Sundance Film Festival in 2018, where it won a Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting.
A bold, unique vision, the film speaks to our universal struggle with identity in the age of globalisation, its diverse voices reflecting the future of American cinema – as it deals with prescient and timely conversations around equality, capitalism, and basic human connection in an increasingly divided world.
Dead pigs will release globally (excluding China) on Mubi 12 february 2021.