VIFF 2020: ‘Jumbo’ is a sweet film about love and acceptance | Awesome Friday!


On its face, Jumbo is about a young woman who falls in love with a carnival ride. No, not “oh hey, I love that ride.” She develops a deep emotional and sexual attachment to the ride.

Yes, that’s a bit weird, but that is just the surface of the story. At its heart, Jumbo is about the fact that love is love, that love is not always what we expect, and that sometimes, even if we don’t understand something, acceptance is the best way forward.