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Dir. Clio Barnard, UK, 2013, 91 mins
Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Lorraine Ashbourne, Ian Burfield
The Selfish Giant is a contemporary fable about 14-year-old Arbor (Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Thomas). Excluded from their school in Bradford, and outsiders in their own community, the boys meet Kitten (Gilder), a local scrapman, and begin collecting scrap metal for him using a horse and cart. Swifty has a natural gift with horses and Arbor has a business brain and a way with words – they make a good team. But when Arbor begins to emulate Kitten by becoming greedy and exploitative, tensions build, leading to a tragic event which transforms them all irrevocably.
‘A brilliant, soul-scouring fable about growing up in Britain today.’ – Robbie Collin, Telegraph *****
*-Audio Description available
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