Jätten The Giant

Rikard is an autistic and severely deformed man who was separated from his mother at birth. Thirty years later he is convinced that he will get her back if only he wins the Scandinavian Championship of pétanque. He tries to do the impossible. His fragile physique and a harsh judging environment are not going to stop him. Plus there is a 200 foot giant on his side.

Directed and written by Johannes Nyholm.


Annonay International Festival of First Films (Special Prize of the Jury) France 2018
GardenCity International Film Festival (Best Feature Film) India 2017
Bergamo Film Meeting (Silver Rosa Camuna) Italy 2017
Guldbagge Award (Best Film) Sweden 2017
Guldbagge Award (Best Screenplay) Sweden 2017
Guldbagge Awards Nominee (Best Editing) Sweden 2017
Rotterdam International Film Festival Nominee (MovieZone Award) Holland 2017
London Film Festival Nominee (Sutherland Award) UK 2016
San Sebastián International Film Festival (Special Prize of the Jury) Spain 2016
Warsaw International Film Festival (Free Spirit Award) Poland 2016
CPH PIX Nominee (Politiken's Audience Award) Denmark 2016
Reykjavik International Film Festival (Special Mention) Island 2016
San Sebastián International Film Festival Nominee (Best Film) Spain 2016
Rotterdam International Film Festival (Eurimages Award) Netherlands 2013
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  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Fantasy

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