Both Broken as well as The Devil's Chair and Blood River (look for this last one in our lineup too) have made it very clear that British filmmaker Adam Mason's approach to the fantastic genre is hardly conventional and not at all accommodating. Pig, his latest film, shows us his most radical side, an experiment in the harshest terror shot almost completely in just one take and starring a clearly perturbed individual (Andrew Howard) who subdues, tortures and kills his victims in a sun-baked spot. An alienating tour de force, so discommoding, violent and visceral that it can't leave anyone feeling indifferent.


Adam Mason

A London Film School grad, he developed his professional career in the field of music videos and shorts before debuting with The 13th Sign (00). Broken (05) brought him his first international hit and he later continued his career with The Devil's Chair (06), Blood River (08) and Pig (10), all presented in Sitges.

Technical information

Edition: 2010
Section: Midnight X-Treme
Original language: English