THE GIANT
HANDIA
2017, Film Factory, 114 min, Spain, Dir: Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño

In this gripping period piece based on actual events, veteran Martín (Joseba Usabiaga) makes a shocking discovery upon returning home from the First Carlist War: his younger brother Joaquín (Eneko Sagardoy) has become the world’s tallest man. As the brothers try to profit from Joaquín’s worsening condition with a circus act travelling across Europe, they face a host of obstacles that test the limits of their beliefs and loyalties. A moving drama about sibling relationships, THE GIANT won an impressive 10 Goya Awards, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best New Actor (Sagardoy). “…[A] film at once fantastic, allegorical and deeply poetic.” - Luis Martínez, El Mundo.


FLOWERS
LOREAK
2014, 99 min, Spain, Dir: Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga

The anonymous bouquet Ane (Nagore Aranburu) receives each week connects her to two other women - a coworker’s wife (Itziar Ituño) and his mother (Feroz Award winner Itziar Aizpuru). This moving and occasionally melancholy look at love and its aftereffects was a Best Film nominee at the Goya Awards – a first for a Basque-language film – and won the Cine Latino Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival. In Basque with English subtitles.


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