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EXCLUSIVELY ON MUBI FROM 12 FEBRUARY 2021
DIRECTED BY CATHY YAN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ALI WONG, JIA ZHANGKE
STARRING ZAZIE BEETZ, VIVIAN WU, MASON LEE, MENG LI, DAVID RYSDAHL, HAOYU YANG
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
ASSETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE
For further information please contact:
Anuja Telang | Anuja.Telang@edelman.com | 9022072428
Avan Tolat | Avan.Tolat@edelman.com | 9892491032
About Cathy Yan
Cathy Yan’s debut film DEAD PIGS premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival where it received the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting. She next directed BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) for Warner Bros which made her the first Asian woman to direct a studio superhero film and only the second female director ever to direct a superhero film. Released in early 2020, the film was critically acclaimed – praised for bringing “something fresh, and uniquely feminist to DC’s cinematic universe” – and certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Previously, she was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York, Hong Kong and Beijing. Yan has a BA from Princeton University and received a dual MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and MFA from Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program. Yan was born in China and is currently based in New York. She is repped by CAA and attorney Craig Jacobson of HJTH.
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