Girls On Film

Ep 136: Carlota Pereda talks about her horror film Piggy + review with Clarisse Loughrey

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This week is all about horror as we’re joined by film critic Clarisse Loughrey. She joins Anna to share her thoughts on gender and female identity in the contemporary horror genre, particularly through the new Spanish horror film Piggy. Piggy stars Laura Galán as Sara, an overweight teen in rural small town Spain, whose bullying at the hands of the ‘in crowd’ takes a turn when a stranger arrives. Piggy’s writer and director, filmmaker Carlota Pereda, speaks to Anna about her motivations behind making the film, as an embodiment of her own personal fears and her filmic inspirations. UK listeners can watch Piggy in cinemas from the 6th January 2023 Other films mentioned in this episode include: Stoker, Park Chan-wook, 2013 Las rubias (The Blondes), Carlota Pereda, 2016 Trouble Every Day, Claire Denis, 2001 Who Can Kill a Child?, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, 1976 Eden Lake, James Watkins, 2008 Stranger by the Lake (Original title: L'inconnu du lac), Alain Guiraudie, 2013 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, 1974 Become a patron of Girls On Film on Patreon here: Follow us on socials: Follow Clarisse Loughrey on socials: Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel:…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z Girls On Film is an HLA production Host: Anna Smith Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold Producer: Lydia Scott Audio Producer: Cam Griff Intern: Eleanor Hardy House band: MX Tyrants This episode is in partnership with Vertigo Releasing