THE SELFISH GIANT

By Clio BARNARD

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Second film - Completed 2013

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

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Director's Fortnight 2013
Directors Fortnight
Toronto - TIFF 2013
Contemporary World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Second film, Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Clio BARNARD
    • Writer(s)
    • Clio BARNARD
    • 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 .
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