Dead Pigs



Film Festivals:

Sundance Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival, Dallas International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Athens Film Festival, Zurich International Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, London Film Festival, Dong Film Fest, Philadelphia International Film Festival, AFI Fest, Palm Springs International Film Festival


AFI Fest- Audience Award (New Auteurs)

Atlanta Film Festival- Jury Award (Best Narrative Feature)

Göteborg Film Festival- International Debut Award

London Film Festival- Sutherland Award (First Feature Competition)

Philadelphia Film Festival- Jury Award (Best Narrative Feature)

Sundance Film Festival- Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema - Dramatic)

Zurich Film Festival- Golden Eye (Best International Feature Film)

Miami Film Festival- Jordan Ressler First Feature Award


Dallas International Film Festival- Grand Jury Prize (Narrative Feature Competition)

Film Club's The Lost Weekend- Lost Weekend Award (Best Supporting Actress)

Seattle International Film Festival- Winner of New Directors Competition

Palm Springs International Film Festival- Ricky Jay Magic of Cinema Award

Philadelphia Film Festival- Archie Award (Best First Feature)

Sundance Film Festival- Special Jury Prize (Ensemble Acting)

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival- Fasken Martineau Best Feature Film Award



Based on true events, this dark comedy, which brings together a motley cast of characters, explores many of the issues facing modern China. Directed by Cathy Yan, who has been chosen to direct the upcoming Birds of Prey in the DC Extended Universe superhero series, Dead Pigs stars Yang Haoyu (The Ditch, The Wandering Earth), Vivian Wu (The Last Emperor), David Rysdahl (The Revival), Mason Lee (The Hangover Part 2) and Li Meng (Saving Mr. Wu).


Five lives suddenly collide when pig farmer Old Wang’s (Yang) entire stock dies en masse and turns up in Shanghai’s waterways setting off a public health crisis. Candy Wang (Wu) is a hairstylist facing off mega-developer Golden Happiness Properties which wants to evict her from her ancestral land. American expatriate Sean Landry (Rysdahl) is the chief architect of the new development. Meanwhile, Wang Zhen (Lee), a waiter in a roast pig restaurant, meets Xia Xia ((Li), the wealthy and spoiled child of a successful businessman. 




Yang Haoyu, Vivian Wu, Mason Lee, Li Meng, David Rysdahl

Director: Cathy Yan 
Duration (min) : 130 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family
Language: Mandarin mixed with English
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English





Worldwide except China