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The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant 15 rating

Two Yorkshire tearaways struggle with life and friendship in this challenging, compassionate growing-up tale by the director of The Arbor.

Drama 2013 91 mins

Director: Clio Barnard

Overview

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..