A couple decide to watch the same movie thirty times. They pick Tom Hanks’ 1980s blockbuster Big. Over the course of their multiple film sessions at their home on the outskirts of Madrid, they are joined by family and friends, who are more than willing to share their opinions on camera. The result is Big Big Big, a metacinematic essay on the effects of overexposure to the same cultural product, as well as a group portrait that reveals people’s individual experience of what they see on screen.
Carmen Haro has a PhD in Communication and Social Sciences and works as a researcher and lecturer at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. She coordinates the Critical Studies Group at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and is working on a collaborative art project at the Centro de Creación Contemporánea Matadero Madrid.
Miguel Rodríguez Pérez graduated in audiovisual communication and has a master’s degree from LAV (Madrid). In 2017 his first feature, La isla, premiered at the Festival Europeo de Cine de Sevilla. His video essay Hollis (2018) made in onto the British Film Institute’s Best Video Essays of 2018.
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Festival Europeo de Cine de Sevilla