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The Selfish Giant 2013 15

90 mins United Kingdom Director. Clio Barnard

Excluded from school, 13-year old Arbor and best mate Swifty come under the spell of scrap dealer Kitten. But as their mentor begins to favour Swifty, Arbor grows increasingly reckless, testing the bonds of friendship. Clio Barnard’s characteristically bold, Oscar Wilde-inspired follow up to the acclaimed The Arbor is in the poetic, social realist tradition of Ken Loach's Kes and Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank..

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Directed by

Clio Barnard

Featuring

Conner Chapman

Shaun Thomas

Siobhan Finneran

Sean Gilder

Genres

Drama

Collection

In Competition Best of BAFTA Cannes Film Festival selects Cannes Film Festival Festival Favourites Features

Certificate

15 Contains strong language, once very strong

Released

2013

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Selfish Giant Film Ltd

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