Handia (Giant) is a historical drama based on the true story of Joaquin Eleizegui (Eneko Sagardoy) and his brother Martin (Joseba Usabiaga), young farmers in the Basque mountain region of Altzo. Returning home from fighting in the First Carlist War (1833-1840), Martin is shoked to discover that Joaquin has developed a disorder that has caused him grow into a giant. Living conditions are tough at the family farm, and the longing to leave the countryside and move to America has troubled the household for years. With the support of a businessman, the two brothers decide to set up a tour around Europe, with Joaquin performing at different shows, to raise money for the family. Along their uncertain trip they are confrontedwith both the most sophisticated and the most miserable aspects of nineteenth-century society. Full of carefully detailed scenes and winner of ten Goya Awards in 2018 (most of them technical), HHandia shapes a real story (though one with overtones of fantasy) into anallegorical fable. Behind the ever-changing relationship among the two brothers and their father, and their quest to preserve cultural identity, the directors (who shot the film enterily in Basque) depict the way the giant strives for respect and recognition. Trapped inside an ever-growing body, Joaquin’s distress seems to find relief only when surrounded by affection rather than mere admiration or astonishment.