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IDB will host the opening of award-winning Uruguayan Film “Gigante”

The Inter-American Development Bank’s Cultural, Solidarity and Creative Affairs Division is pleased to host a showing of the award-winning film “Gigante,” presented by the Embassy of Uruguay and the Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association’s DC Latin American Film Showcase. 

The film, directed by Adrián Biniez, deals with a shy supermarket security guard, Jara (Horacio Camandule), who becomes transfixed by Julia (Leonor Svarcas), a cleaning woman he spots through a surveillance camera. Soon, his life turns into a series of rituals and routines as he becomes obsessed with watching her. In this drama about isolation and loneliness, Jara designs his life around Julia's schedule, following her to the movies, the beach -- even on dates with another man. Will he ever drum up the courage to approach her? 

WHAT:

IDB Cultural Center presents: “Gigante”

WHEN:

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Inter-American Development Bank

Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium

1330 New York Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20577

This 90-minute film, in Spanish with English subtitles, won the 2009 Silver Berlin Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival and a Chicago International Film Festival New Director’s Award. The event will be free and open to the public, with unreserved general admission for 400 seats. Photo identification is required.

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