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
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Giant
Original title / Giant
Keywords / sports, artistic gymnastics, Romania, boarding schools, Communism, dictatorship, young people, girls, children (age groups), discipline, schools (educational institutions)
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
Cast / Samuli Saastamoinen (Cinematographer), Salla Tykkä (Director), Salla Tykkä (Editor), BALTIC Centre for Contemorary Arts / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Janne Jankeri (Sound), Salla Tykkä (Script), Salla Tykkä (Author)