LATIN AMERICAN VISIONARY CINEMA: Gigante

LATIN AMERICAN VISIONARY CINEMA: Gigante

Director: Adrián Biniez

2009, Uruguay, 84min, 35mm

Language: Spanish w/English subtitles

 

Program Notes

The SNF Parkway is proud to present Latin American Visionary Cinema, a month-long exploration of exciting work drawn from important voices in Latin American film over the past decade. This series of twelve films spans many genres, represents 10 countries, and includes many titles that had little or no theatrical distribution in the United States. The Latin American Visionary Cinema series is presented by PNC Bank.

GIGANTE: Jara (Horacio Camandule) is a security guard at a supermarket who falls in love with Julia (Leonor Svarcas), a cleaning worker on the night shift. Jara is about 30 years old, solitary, quiet and big. That is why before approaching to Julia, he watches her via the television cameras monitoring the supermarket, and then pursues her across the city of Montevideo, where the film is set.

“The first feature directed by Adrián Biniez, an Argentine-born musician turned filmmaker, GIGANTE is a calm, ground-level examination of a monotonous workplace with an oppressive hierarchy in which a minor mistake is cause to be fired.” – NY Times