Selfish Giant

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Selfish Giant – Vancouver Premiere

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(UK, 2013, 91 mins)

Directed by Clio Barnard

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• 94%, Top Critics, Rotten Tomatoes •


Acclaimed at this year’s Cannes film festival, Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant is a remarkably assured British feature that conveys a palpable sense of humanity as it paints a portrait of two unlikely young friends.
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 neighborhood, the two boys meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrapdealer – the Selfish Giant.

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