The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Pig. 2018. Iran. Directed by Mani Haghighi. Courtesy of Daricheh Cinema

Pig. 2018. Iran. Directed by Mani Haghighi. With Hasan Majuni, Leila Hatami, Leili Rashidi. DCP. In Persian; English subtitles. 108 min.

One by one, well-known film directors have fallen victim to a mysterious serial killer. Blacklisted filmmaker Hasan (Hasan Majuni) is puzzled—and genuinely insulted—that he has not yet been targeted. As if his feelings are not hurt enough, his former lover and leading lady (Leila Hatami) has agreed to work with another director. Anger mixes with insecurity to turn Hasan into a whiny, delusional man-child. This black comedy looks at the world of filmmaking and censorship with a surreal, absurdist touch.