International Cinema Series: Gigante

International Cinema Series: Gigante
October 20, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 6:30pm in Crabbe Library 108 — Followed by discussion in the Library Cafe

GIGANTE (Uruguay, 2009, 85 minutes)

Jara is a shy and lonely 35-year-old security guard at a supermarket on the outskirts of   Montevideo. He works the night shift, monitoring the surveillance cameras of the entire building. One night Jara discovers Julia, a 25-year-old cleaning woman, through one of the cameras and is immediately attracted to her. Night after night, he watches her on the cameras while she works. Soon he starts following her after work: to the cinema, the beach and even to a date with another man. Jara’s life becomes a series of routines and rituals around Julia, but eventually he finds himself at a crossroad and must decide whether to give up his obsession or confront it.

Director Adrián Biniez: “This film is not about the beginning of a relationship, but about what precedes it. It is about the process that any human being in love has to face before taking action, at a stage where he has to deal with his feelings and his deepest fears. A stage where what he knows about her is little more than an image: a big question mark he wishes to decipher.” [Source]

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