Screening as part of our ADVENTURE CLUB.
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 harboured a secret that could keep her from the waves. By way of explaining the safety equipment big wave surfers use, Joana revealed her fear of drowning, something many big wave surfers share. In that one extraordinary moment, remarkable cinematic serendipity would unfold and bring together the tiny Portuguese surfer with Finnish world champion freediver, 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. It’s about trust, it’s about letting go, and it’s about what happens when two elite female champions share their extraordinary talent with each other.
Content Advisory: infrequent strong language, child sex abuse references, drug references
First UK Showing: 4th September 2023
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