63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

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, who drives off with them in his van. When the police begin asking questions, Sara keeps quiet. Intrigued by the stranger – an interest that’s mutual – she’s torn between revealing the truth and protecting the man who saved her. A harrowing genre exploration of bullying, internalized trauma, revenge, and desire.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Carlota Pereda
Script: Carlota Pereda
Cinematography: Rita Noriega
Editing: David Pelegrín
Sound: Nicolas Mas, Nacho Arenas, Nicolas De Poulpiquet
Music: Olivier Arson
Actors: Laura Galán, Richard Holmes, Carmen Machi, Claudia Salas, Irene Ferreiro, Camille Aguilar, José Pastor, Pilar Castro
Production: Morena Films, Cerdita A.I.E.
Producers: Merry Colomer, Pilar Benito
Co-producers: Jean-Baptiste Babin, David Atlan Jackson
Costumes: Arantxa Ezquerro
Production Design: Óscar Sempere
Make Up: Paloma Lozano
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Spain
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 100΄
Contact: Charades

Carlota Pereda

Born in 1975 in Madrid, Carlota Pereda is a film and drama series director. After graduating from the ECAM (Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid), she started her career as writer, director and script supervisor in television. Her first short film, Las Rubias (The Blondes), has been selected in more than 140 national and international festivals and awarded in prestigious festivals. Piggy is her first feature film. First released in Sundance 2022, the project was selected in the Focus CoPro in Cannes, winning the Pop Up Residency.


2016 Las Rubias (short)
2018 Cerdita (short)
2019 There Will be Monsters (short)
2022 Piggy