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Laura Galán appears in <i>PIGGY</i> by Carlota Pereda, an official selection of the Midnight section at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Jorge Fuembuena.

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Watch: Clip of Sundance coming of age thriller ‘Piggy’

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Piggy will be making its world premiere in the Midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival. During the sweltering summertime of rural Spain, Sara carries an extra load of teenage agony due to the perpetual bullying from her peers. She’s also an outsider at home—her parents and little brother just don’t understand her—so, feelings internalized, she’s often found buried in her headphones, drowning out her surroundings.

One day, Sara’s usual solo dip at the local pool is disrupted by the presence of a mysterious stranger in the water and an exceptionally grueling bout of abuse at the hands of three girls. But, in a strange twist of fate, along the way home Sara witnesses her bloodied tormentors being kidnapped in the back of the stranger’s van.

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As with most coming of tales, Piggy seems to have its main character facing a moral dilemma. It appears as if Sara is left with a decision. Does she save the people who take pleasure out of tormenting her? Or is this her chance for revenge?

The Sundance Film Festival is online January 20- January 30. Tickets can be purchased and a full lineup can be found here.

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