The Selfish Giant is a contemporary fable about 13-year-old Arbor (Conner Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas). Excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighbourhood the two boys meet Kitten (Sean Gilder) a local scrapdealer - the Selfish Giant. They 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. However Kitten favours Swifty leaving Arbor feeling hurt and excluded driving a wedge between the boys. Arbor becomes increasingly... greedy and exploitative becoming more like Kitten. Tensions build leading to a tragic event which transforms them all. [show more]
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Clio Barnard's second feature, which premiered to universal acclaim at Cannes, is one of this year's key British releases. Set on the outskirts of Bradford, the film follows two young lads, Arbor (Conner Chapman) and Swifty (Shaun Thomas), and their dealings with a local scrap dealer. Boldly cinematic and featuring astonishing performances from the two leads, The Selfish Giant further cements Barnard's reputation as a visionary filmmaker. Actors Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder & Lorraine Ashbourne Director Clio Barnard Certificate 15 years and over Year 2013 Languages English Duration 1 hour and 31 minutes (approx)
Contemporary social drama directed by Clio Bernard. Teenage friends Arbor (Conner Chapman) and Swifty (Shaun Thomas) have both been excluded from school and with no real prospects for the future the two resort to collecting scrap metal as a means of making money. As a relationship develops between the two boys and the local scrapdealer Kitten (Sean Gilder), Arbor's growing greed creates tension in the friendship and ultimately spells the end of their potential...