The Selfish Giant
- 1h 31min
- Directed by: Clio Barnard
- Cast: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder
- UK release: 25 October 2013
Barnard's fictional début is partly based on Oscar Wilde's story of the same name. Two troubled 13-year-old boys fall under the influence of a shady scrap metal dealer.
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A fable about two 13-year-old working-class friends from Bradford who seek their fortune by getting involved with a local scrap dealer and criminal, leading to tragic consequences. The second feature from writer/director Clio Barnard is a contemporary re-working of the Oscar Wilde story.
Cert 15, 2013, 91mins, English
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Reviews & features
The Selfish Giant8 Oct 2013
Clio Barnard captures a palpable feeling of human vitality amidst grim post-industrial landscapes
Although loosely inspired by an Oscar Wilde children’s fairy tale, writer-director Clio Barnard’s follow-up to her acclaimed experimental debut feature The Arbor fits very much in a hard-hitting social realist tradition, exemplified by the work of Ken…
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