Pig ★★★★½

Emotionally well-attuned and pure in its storytelling. This is the perfect way to approach a story that defies expectations-- creating something with more texture, nuance, and warmth than those expectations would ever prepare you for. Genuine sensitivity is the result, and it is beautiful.

Also one of the most Portland-y films in recent memory, which is delightful. I did question the assertion that no one in the city wants a pub, because those seem to be very popular around here? But maybe that just makes that particular character even more sad-- his idea may well have succeeded if he'd had more faith in it. Either way, that scene is one of the most astonishing in the film: tonally unique and totally involving.

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