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Films & Schedules - GIGANTE


Wed, Feb 17, 2010
at 6:15 PM (B4)
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Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 1 PM (B2)
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Tue, Feb 23, 2010
at 9:15 PM (B3)
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Jara (Horacio Camandule) spends his nights as a security guard on the graveyard shift at a Montevideo supermarket in stoic silence—eating pastries, doing crossword puzzles, and watching the confines of his world go by on a bank of TV monitors. Something stirs in Jara, though, when he catches sight of a cleaning woman (Leonor Svarcas) in the fluorescent glare of the empty supermarket floor. Too shy to speak, he begins following the woman after work, decoding her secrets while continuing to deny his own. Will the gentle giant ever summon the courage to approach her? Set against the dreary background of economic recession and distinguished by Camandule’s heart-wrenching performance, this nearly silent one-way love story—which the director himself considers “a subversion of the classic … romantic comedy”—earned three awards at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival, including the Silver Bear and the Best Debut Film Prizes.

First Feature Film.

84 Minutes    

Interests: Narrative Feature, Spanish Language, Latino.

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