Rikard is an autistic and severely deformed man who was separated from his mother at birth. Thirty years later he is convinced that he will get her back if only he wins the Scandinavian Championship of pétanque. He tries to do the impossible. His fragile physique and a harsh judging environment are not going to stop him. Plus there is a 200 foot giant on his side.
Had I not read the description of this short film via Facebook, I would have just thought that this was a very sweet mini-movie starring a cute baby girl. However... knowing that she was portraying a middle aged woman just made it for me.
The combination of the little girl and the stony faced marionettes was a fabulous combination.
It was the mention of Las Palmas that caught my eye originally(I live in Las Palmas myself), and so off I trotted to YouTube to view the trailer.
Brilliant work, and I look forward to viewing more from this director.
This has absolutely made my Sunday evening!! Thanks!
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