Giant was filmed at the famous, Romanian, Communist-era gymnastics schools of Onesti and Deva where people still train fanatically. Top young gymnasts talk about their love of the sport, their fears and dreams. The combination with archival material from the 1970s onwards reveals links between the photogenic sport and the severe, modernist architecture of the sports centres.
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English title / Giant
Original title / Giant
Type / Single channel
Genre / Architecture and urban space, Documentary, Experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:12:47
Language / English, Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2014
Credits / Salla Tykkä (Author), Samuli Saastamoinen (Cinematographer), Salla Tykkä (Director), Salla Tykkä (Editor), Salla Tykkä (Script), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), BALTIC Centre for Contemorary Arts / - (Funder), Janne Jankeri (Sound)