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Chicago Theatrical Premiere
Grand Jury Prize Best Debut Film Alfred Bauer Award Berlin Intl Film Fest
New Directors Competition Chicago Intl Film Fest
"An appealing, gently comedic prologue to a love story" -New York Times
½ "Like a catchy three-minute pop ballad, expanded artfully" -Chicago Tribune
Recommended! -NewCity Chicago
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, but one night he 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 and begins to follow 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. Gigante is the award winning, directorial debut feature of Adrián Biniez, who effortlessly lures you into Jara's world as he walks the boundary between falling in love and obsession.
Directed by Adrián Biniez, Uruguay, 2009, 35mm, 85 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles.