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Chicken 2016 15

85 mins United Kingdom Director. Joe Stephenson

Richard (Scott Chambers) is a 15-year-old boy with learning difficulties, content with his harsh existence on a caravan site, where his friendship with pet hen Fiona is the most meaningful of relationships. But his brother Polly (Morgan Watkins) retains the most influence over his life, and when Polly becomes besotted with the daughter of the landowner who wants to evict the siblings, Richard’s sense of stasis is torn asunder.

Joe Stephenson’s tender and beautifully acted debut feature deftly utilises stark East Anglian landscapes to expand Freddie Machin’s play. Produced entirely independently on a limited budget, Chicken is a shining example of independent British filmmaking that’s won high praise from critics such as Mark Kermode.

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Directed by

Joe Stephenson

Featuring

Scott Chambers

Morgan Watkins

Yasmin Paige

Genres

Drama

Certificate

15 very strong language, strong violence, sex references

Released

2016

Country

United Kingdom

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