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The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 91 min
  • 15
  • 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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The Selfish Giant

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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The Selfish Giant

8 Oct 20134 stars

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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