Friday, August 17, 2018.
A film by Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño
Cast: Ramón Agirre, Iñigo Aranburu, Iñigo Azpitarte
Spain / 2018 / 116 min / Drama / Not Rated
In Basque & Spanish with English Subtitles
Winner of 10 Goya Awards and Nominated for 13 Goyas Including Best Picture!
North of Spain, 1843. When young Martin returns home from the war, crippled and defeated, he cannot believe his eyes. His dear brother Joaquin has grown up to become an actual giant, as useless as he is for the family’s work in their tiny hamlet. To keep the family afloat, the two embark on a breathtaking adventure, turning the giant into a circus act, performing in squares, theaters and leading courts throughout Europe. But they soon learn that the world of show business is one of challenges, lies and betrayal. A world where, the bigger you come, the harder you fall.
“A film at once fantastic, allegorical and deeply poetic.” -El Mundo (Spain) / Full Review (in Spanish)
“Exquisite visual taste, with a formidable formal display of photography.” -El Pais (Spain) / Full Review (In Spanish)
Spanish Academy Awards (Goyas): 2018, Winner 10 Goyas Including Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best New Actor
Spanish Academy Awards (Goyas): 2018, Nominated 13 Goyas Including Best Picture
San Sebastian Film Festival: 2017, Winner, Special Jury Prize