Writer-director Aik Karapetain‘s comedy-laced film Squeal, part horror, part fairy tale, is set to be released this summer and we’ve got your first look, a batch of fresh images.
Co-written by Aleksandr Rodionov, Squeal centers on Samuel (Kevin Janssens), who is far from home, searching for his father. Lost in remotest Eastern Europe, on the edges of a mythical forest, a minor road accident leads to a chance meeting with a pig farmer’s daughter Kirke (Laura Siliņa). Sam soon learns that his priorities must change if he wants to survive. Her initial hospitality is a smoke screen to capture him and make him a forced laborer on the farm. Alone, unable to speak the language, and chained up 24/7 with the pigs, he learns to adapt. Fortunately, a seemingly magical piglet gains Sam’s confidence and shows him the way to freedom and true love.
Starring Kevin Janssens, Laura Siliņa, Aigars Vilims, Normunds Griestiņš, Juris Bartkevičs, and Guntis Pilsums, the film was an official selection at Fantastic Fest 2021.
Squeal will be released in the US Theatrically in Los Angeles (with more cities TBC) and on VOD in the US and Canada on August 19, 2022.