Johannes Nyholm’s debut feature Jätten (The Giant) has been selected to compete in the Official Selection at the 64th San Sebastian Film Festival, which runs September 16th to 24th
In Jätten, Rikard (Christian Andrén) is a 30 year old man severely deformed and suffering from autism, haunted by the loss of his mother from whom he was separated at birth.
From time to time, he escapes from reality into an imaginary world where he is a 50-meter tall giant living in peace with his beloved mother. Convinced that his mum will take him back if he wins the Scandinavian petanque championship, Rikard is determined to make his dream come true.
Jätten will be released in Swedish cinemas on 14th October.