Rickard is a 30-year-old man who, due to his autism and a physical disability, finds it difficult to communicate with others. But he finds comfort by retreating into a rich fantasy world, where his adventures as a giant roaming across a picturesque landscape help him to cope with everyday life, and by competing as his care facility’s star player in petanque, a French bowling game.

When he’s compelled to form his own new team to compete in the Nordic Championship, his fantasies and real-life dreams help him to balance his need for both freedom and community.

About the Director

Johannes Nyholm is an artist and film director based in Gothenburg, Sweden. His animated film series The Tale of Little Puppetboy f.x has been shown at festivals around the world, including at The Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. He has also directed a number of music videos that have been shown at galleries as well as film festivals. His short films have received prizes at film festivals worldwide. He runs his own production company, Joclo.



Image by Peo Olsson

WED—April 4—7 PM &
FRI—April 6—6:30 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
Series pass $72 ($42 ASF Members)
90 min. In Swedish with English subtitles.