Giant was filmed at the famous, Romanian, Communist-era gymnastics schools of Onesti and Deva where people still train fanatically. Top young gymnasts talk about their love of the sport, their fears and dreams. The combination with archival material from the 1970s onwards lets Tykkä reveal links between the photogenic sport and the severe, modernist architecture of the sports centres.

Filmmaker
Salla Tykkä
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Finland, Romania
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
13’
Language
English
Producer
Misha Jaari
Production Company
Five Years Production LTD
Sales
Salla Tykkä
Cinematography
Samuli Saastamoinen
Editor
Salla Tykkä
Sound Design
Janne Jankeri
Website
http://www.sallatykka.com