Director: Carlota Pereda Run Time: 90 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Adrian Grösser, Carmen Machi, José Pastor, Julián Valcárcel, Laura Galán
Midwest Premiere at the Gateway Film Center on October 7 | Before the presentation, meet up with fellow horror movie lovers in The Torpedo Room and then join us at 9PM for the live recording of the Fright Club podcast hosted by George Wolf and Hope Madden.
About the film:
World Premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.
With the summer sun beating down on her rural Spanish town, Sara hides away in her parent’s butcher shop. A teenager whose excess weight makes her the target of incessant bullying, she flees a clique of capricious girls who torment her at the town pool, only to stumble upon them being brutally kidnapped by a stranger.
In Carlota Pereda’s strikingly bold and ominous feature adaptation of her award-winning 2018 short film, Sara must decide whether to cooperate with the police and parents’ questioning about the kidnappings, or take her own, unbridled path—while also discovering the power of desire and belonging, and the distinction between revenge and redemption.
About the filmmaker:
Carlota Pereda is a film and series director from Madrid, Spain. She started her career in television and was nominated for the Television Academy’s Iris Award for Águila Roja (“Red Eagle”). Her short films Las Rubias (2016) (“The Blondes”) and Cerdita (2018) (“Piggy”) have screened at numerous national and international festivals, with the latter winning over 90 awards. Cerdita screened at the 2019 Nightmares Film Festival at Gateway Film Center in Columbus, Ohio, where star Laura Galán received a Best Actress nomination.
The successful short film inspired Pereda’s first feature film Piggy (2022), which premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and sees Galán returning in the breakout lead role.See our upcoming films