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Pigsy (MIFF Schools)

1h 33m Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction 2023

A lazy, self-absorbed porker becomes an unlikely hero in this wild and wondrous sci-fi riff on the Chinese classic Journey to the West.

Lowly, dead-end computer operator Pigsy, who lives in the crowded and run-down district of Old Town, dreams of making it to New World, a high-tech utopia for rich elites run by the mega-corporation Nirvana Enterprise. Aspiring to get himself and his grandmother there, he brokers a shady deal with the Bull Demon King and soon finds himself on an epic adventure with a gang of misfits that will lead him to New World’s sinister secret.

Bursting with strange creatures, stunning cityscapes and a surreal sense of play, this dazzling futuristic animation from award-winning director Li-Wei Chiu is a loose adaptation of the enduring Chinese epic Journey to the West, transporting the ancient tale to a vividly imagined sci-fi metropolis. Audiences of all ages will squeal for this fast, funny and furiously inventive adventure – a rollicking good time that combines the breathless visuals of classics like Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell with the plucky irreverence of Guardians of the Galaxy, all while remaining true to the distinctive spirit of its mythical source text.

Director

Li Wei Chiu

Producer

Phil Tang

Producer

Bruno Felix

Screenwriter

Li Wei Chiu

Screenwriter

Takahashi Natsuko

Screenwriter

Yang Zheng Su

Screenwriter

John Pao Chuan Wang

Editor

Meng Ju Shieh

Composer

George Chen

Composer

Annie Lo

Language

Taiwanese

Country

Taiwan

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