THE SELFISH GIANT * (15)

Date Time
Fri 15th November 7.45pm
Sat 16th November 7.45pm
Sun 17th November 7.45pm
Mon 18th November 7.45pm
Thurs 21st November 10.30am

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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