Directed by Cathy Yan
Canadian Premiere of winning film of 2018 Sundance Special Jury Prize by the first Asian woman to direct a DC Comics franchise movie, Cathy Yan. A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an ambitious expat architect and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river towards a rapidly modernizing Shanghai, China. Based on true events.
Cathy Yan was born in China and based in New York with an MFA/MBA at NYU. Her first feature, DEAD PIGS, won a Special Jury Prize at 2018 Sundance among many other festival awards. She is next set to direct a Harley Quinn film “Birds of Prey” for WB/DC, making her the first Asian woman to direct a superhero movie.
Writer: Cathy Yan
Producer: Clarissa Zhang, Jane Zheng
Cast: Vivian Wu, Haoyu Yang, David Rysdahl, Mason Lee, Meng Li
Spotlight Series, November 1 / Spotlight Series / 100 minsJoin us for the 22nd Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival Opening Night Spotlight Screening + Gala. You don't want to miss our Opening Night Film screening of DEAD PIGS, a Comedy Drama from director Cathy Yan, followed by Opening Night Gala at D6 Bar & Lounge - Parq Vancouver.
Preceded by: Dead Pigs