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Ballarat Film Society – Pig
June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
USA, 2021, 92 min. Directed by Michael Sarnoski
Indi Revenge Drama
The centre of this film is a subtle and nuanced performance from Nicolas Cage, playing a truffle hunter living alone in the Oregonian wilderness with his foraging pig, who must confront his past when he goes to the city in search of his pig after she has been stolen. This film up-ends expectations of both Cage and the revenge movie genre, and is all the more powerful for it. “At a time when so many people are struggling to find something of value in their lives, when people are fleeing jobs, cities, futures they thought they wanted, Cage has crafted a quiet soliloquy about grasping onto something that has meaning.” Austin Chronicle. Shot around Portland, Oregon, the film’s setting is reminiscent of a very well-received film we screened a few years ago: Leave no Trace, directed by Deborah Granik.