The Giant

Johannes Nyholm, Sweden, Denmark 2016, 86 min

Rikard knows one thing for sure: if he can win the Scandinavian Championships in pétanque, his mother will be immensely proud of him. In the meantime, he finds solace in a mysterious, gigantic figure who strides resolutely across a broad, brightly coloured, hilly landscape, heading towards Rikard. Will the arrival of this giant from Rikard’s daydreams coincide with the long-anticipated reunion with his mother?

The Giant is an original, modern fable reminiscent of The Elephant Man, filmed as a hyperrealist docudrama interspersed with wondrous dream sequences in a colourful expressionist kind of cowboy country.

This film and Q&A was aired on Sunday 29 January

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