Director: Bong Joon-ho
Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Ahn Seo-hyun, Byun Hee-bong, Daniel Henshall, Jake Gyllenhaal
Just as Godzilla was Japan’s warning against all things nuclear, so Okja is South Korea’s against our increasing manipulation of the natural world… The Mirando Corporation has bred 26 super pigs, the size of elephants, that are being farm-reared across the world. One of them, Okja, lives on an idyllic South Korean farm and is looked after by a young girl, Mija. The Corporation calls and announces that as Okja is the best of the 26, he will be shipped to New York. Mija, heartbroken and justifiably suspicious, follows Okja… Yes, this film wears its environmentalist heart on its sleeve, but still entertains us, mixing fable, farce and the fantastical with action, drama and heightened emotion.