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THE SELFISH GIANT (Past Film)
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Completed - ENGLISH - Second film, Drama - 95 minutes

Log Line

THE SELFISH GIANT is a contemporary fable about two teenage boys who get caught up in the world of copper theft

Previous markets

  • Cannes 2013 (Premiere)
  • Toronto 2013 (Screening)
  • AFM 2013 (Screening)
Full history

Year of production : 2013

Director(s) : Clio BARNARD
Writer(s) : Clio BARNARD
Cast : Conner CHAPMAN, Sean GILDER, Shaun THOMAS, Steve EVETS, Siobhan FINNERAN, Lorraine ASHBOURNE

Producer(s) : Tracy O'RIORDAN (Moonspun Films)

Synopsis

13 year old Arbor and his best friend Swifty, both excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighbourhood, meet Kitten a local scrapdealer, and begin collecting scrap metal for him using a horse and cart. Swifty has a natural gift with horses while Arbor emulates Kitten - keen to impress him and make some money. But when Kitten begins to favour Swifty, leaving Arbor hurt and excluded, a wedge is driven between the boys. As Arbor becomes increasingly greedy and exploitative, tensions build, leading to a tragic event which transforms them all .

Production

Country(ies) : UNITED KINGDOM

Distributors

AUSTRALIA Jan 01, 1753 RIALTO DISTRIBUTION (AUSTRALIA)
DENMARK Jan 01, 1753 ANGEL FILMS A/S
JAPAN Jan 01, 1753 MAGNET COMMUNICATIONS INC.
MEXICO Jan 01, 1753 CANIBAL NETWORKS
NORWAY Jan 01, 1753 TOUR DE FORCE AS
TURKEY Jan 01, 1753 KURMACA FILM
UNITED KIN Jan 01, 1753 CURZON FILM WORLD
UNITED KIN Jan 01, 1753 ARTIFICIAL EYE
USA Jan 01, 1753 IFC FILMS

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Festivals and Awards

Cannes 2013 Directors Fortnight
Toronto - TIFF 2013 Contemporary World Cinema


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