The Selfish Giant
Set on the outskirts of Bradford, ‘The Selfish Giant’ follows two rebellious young lads - Arbor (Conner Chapman) and Swifty (Shaun Thomas) - and their involvement with a local scrap dealer. At first their earnings seem to roll in but as jealousy and resentment begin to drive the boys apart Arbor will resort to a desperate act of greed, the tragic consequences of which will tear apart the lives of everyone involved… Boldly cinematic and thoroughly gripping, Clio Barnard’s second feature boasts breathtaking cinematography and astonishing performances from its two young leads.
★★★★★ “Clio Barnard’s social-realist tale of a teen scrap scavenger goes at it like a supercharged Ken Loach” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★★ “Hauntingly perfect” - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph