More than two years since its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan’s acclaimed directorial debut film titled Dead Pigs will finally be available for in the U.S on February 12, 2021, exclusively on Mubi. The U.S. trailer for Dead Pigs has also been released which you can check out below, featuring five different people as they fates collide due to thousands of dead pigs.
Part family drama, part absurdist comedy, all-out social satire: the daring feature debut from Cathy Yan (Birds of Prey) weaves together disparate stories of dreamers and oddballs, recalling the best of Altman. A timely tale of modern-day Shanghai that speaks to the universal need for connection.
The fates of an unlucky pig farmer, a feisty home-owner defending her property, a lovestruck busboy, a disenchanted rich girl, and an American expat pursuing the Chinese Dream converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs are found floating down the Huangpu River, towards a modernizing Shanghai.
Inspired by true events, Dead Pigs was written and directed by Cathy Yan. It stars Vivian Wu (The Joy Luck Club), Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Mason Lee (The Hangover Part II), Haoyu Yang, Meng Li, and David Rysdahl.