Sweden, Denmark201789 MinSwedish
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, ES, IT
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.
Cast: Christian Andrén, Johan Kylén, Anna Bjelkerud, Linda Faith, Moa Malan, Stina Elinderson, Martin Högdahl, Bo Melin
Production: Garagefilm International AB, Beofilm / International Sales: Indie Sales
What did the child's mother say about the fact that you showed your daughter as an alcoholic? - Everything for art.
Johannes Nyholm (1974, Sweden) is an artist and film director based in Gothenburg. His work is usually presented in a wide range of forums. The animated film series THE TALE OF LITTLE PUPPETBOY (2006) was originally made for gallery screenings, but it has also been shown widely at festivals around the world, most notably at the 2008 Quinzaine in Cannes. His short film DREAMS FROM THE WOODS (2009) also premiered in Cannes. His short LAS PALMAS (2011) marked Nyholm’s third entry at Cannes and his first at Sundance. His feature debut THE GIANT premiered in Toronto.