Filmmaker Aik Karapetian latest film, SQUEL, is both surreal and weirdly sincere. Aik was awesome to jump on Zoom and chat with our Gadi Elkon.
Filmmaker Aik Karapetian’s dark fairy tale 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.
Aik and Gadi talked about the intimate films Karapetian has crafted, working with a newcomer like Laura Silina, Pigs, Piglets, and all them Swine!
Interview with Filmmaker Aik Karapetian:
SQUEAL will be released in the US Theatrically in New York and Los Angeles and on VOD in the US and CANADA on August 19.
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