Okja

{4/5} “I admire your conviction, Silver, but your pallid complexion concerns me.”

Okja, released in 2017

Mija and her superpig Okja have been inseparable for the last 10 years. Now Mirando, the company that genetically engineered superpigs, is taking Okja back. The whole point of superpigs, according to Mirando, is for them to be food for people — but they’re tricking people into thinking they’re not genetically engineered. Mija might get some help from the Animal Liberation Front.

This movie is a bit odd, but I did like much of it. The 1st half is quite funny, and the 2nd half is significantly more serious.

It brings up topics that are worth addressing.

The young actor playing Mija, Seo-hyun Ahn, does a fine job.

Stars Tilda Swinton and Paul Dano. Directed by Joon-ho Bong (Snowpiercer). The festive music is by Jaeil Jung.

There’s a scene after the credits.

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