The Giant

Johannes Nyholm

Pétanque fanatic Rikard Boberg is a man with a strong character and an unstoppable sense of humour. He was born disabled some 30 years ago, standing just a few feet tall and hardly able to speak. Nevertheless, the ambitious hero does not let this hold him back – particularly when it comes to his beloved ball game, and a reunion with his confused mother. 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 a modern fable reminiscent of The Elephant Man, filmed as a hyperrealist docudrama with wondrous dream sequences in a colourful expressionist kind of cowboy country. Prefer to watch the film online? Check live.IFFR.com.

Screenings

  • Doelen Willem Burger Zaal
    English subtitles
    Sun 29 Jan Buy
  • Schouwburg Grote Zaal
    English subtitles
    Sun 29 Jan Buy
  • KINO 1
    English subtitles
    Mon 30 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 5
    English subtitles
    Wed 1 Feb Buy
  • Doelen Willem Burger Zaal
    English subtitles
    Sat 4 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Johannes Nyholm
Country
Sweden, Denmark
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
86’
Language
Swedish
Producer
Morten Kjems Juhl / Beofilm, Maria Dahlin / Garagefilm International
Production Company
Beofilm, Garagefilm International
Sales
Indie Sales
Writer
Johannes Nyholm
Cinematography
Johan Lundborg
Editor
Morten Højbjerg
Production Design
Ellen Oseng
Sound Design
Roar Skau Olsen
Music
Björn Olsson
Cast
Christian Andrén, Johan Kylén, Anna Bjelkerud, Linda Faith
Website
http://indiesales.eu/the-giant