The Giant

The Giant
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The Giant

86 mins | Johannes Nyholm | Sweden, Denmark | 15+
Fri 12 Jan 12:30 PM
Jetty Memorial Theatre
100 percentAssisted ListeningOpen Captioned

General Admission

'An oddly delicate fable in which heartbreaking scenes of rejection sit alongside easy laughter, Johannes Nyholm's The Giant is among other things surely the strangest underdog sports movie of the year'.- Hollywood Reporter

Rikard is an autistic young man born with a deformity that impedes his ability to communicate. Feeling the confines of life in a small world, Rickard finds freedom with his passion for the game of pétanque and through his dreams of being a 50 foot giant. On a quest to find his way back to his long-lost mother, he calls on his imaginings to guide the way and on the road to the Nordic championships.

Reflective of memorable characters in films like Peter Bogdanovich's Mask or David Lynch's The Elephant Man, ultimately The Giant is a one-of-a-kind story of friendship and isolation that explores the tension between individual and community from a different perspective. Both a metaphorical critique of our dreams of position, power and belonging, and a naturalistic portrait of those who face unique challenges, the touching feature debut from Swedish director Johannes Nyholm exists in a world all of its own.

In Swedish with English subtitles

Local 245
Under 18
Groups 20+  (Minimum: 20 tickets)
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