PIGGY (MIFF 2022) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

The unrelenting bullying Sara receives is made harder by the fact that one of those who participates in it was once a close friend. So when Sara witnesses the abduction of the bullies, any instinct to help is complicated by the sense that justice has prevailed. As Sara and the stranger responsible for the abductions increasingly cross paths, she is forced to address her own culpability and – more importantly – her own desire for vengeance. There’s nothing patronizing or moralizing about Piggy, and it’s all the better for it; simultaneously a strong character portrait and a twisted coming-of-age film, this is tough but satisfying viewing.

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