Big vs Small

Local title
Suur ja väike
Original title
Big vs Small
Director
Minna Dufton
Country
Finland
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
ESTONIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE SPORTS FILM PROGRAMME

When filmmaker Minna Dufton started her documentary about elite big wave champion surfer, the "tiny fighter" Joana Andrade who rides the powerhouse waves at Nazaré, Portugal (home of the 100ft World Record Wave surfed by Garrett McNamara), little did she know Joana harbored a deep secret. By way of explaining the safety equipment big wave surfers use, Joana shared her deep fear of drowning, something many big wave surfers share. In that one extraordinary moment, a remarkable cinematic serendipity would unfold and bring together the tiny Portuguese surfer with Finnish world champion free diver, Johanna Nordblad for the most unusual of training sessions.

"Big vs Small" is a modern-day fairytale stretching from the raging monster waves in the south to the dark stillness of a far-north, frozen Finnish lake; it's about power and strength on top of the water, and facing demons under it.

Director
Minna Dufton
Screenwriter
Minna Dufton
Producer
Minna Dufton, Heidi Richert
DoP
Sakke Kantosalo, Tim Bonython
Editor
Maarit Nissilä
Runtime
Language
English, Finnish, Portuguese

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis Tallinn
Screening071602 / Suur ja väike
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening075004 / Suur ja väike
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 2 Kino Artis Tallinn
Screening131601 / Suur ja väike
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration