The Selfish Giant

Clio Barnard
United Kingdom
93 min
The Selfish Giant

A contemporary fable about 14-year-old Arbor and his best friend Swifty. Excluded from school and outsiders in their own community, the boys meet Kitten, a local scrapman, and begin collecting scrap metal for him using a horse and cart. Swifty has a natural gift with horses and Arbor has a business brain and a way with words – they make a good team. But when Arbor begins to emulate Kitten by becoming greedy and exploitative, tensions build, leading to a tragic event which transforms them all irrevocably.

Screenplay: Clio Barnard
Cast: Sean Gilder, Siobhan Finneran, Lorraine Ashbourne, Steve Evets, Elliott Tittensor, Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas
Cinematography by: Mike Eley
Film editing: Nick Fenton
Art director: Helen Scott
Music: Harry Escott
Producer: Tracy O'Riordan
Production: Moonspun Films, BFI Film Fund, FilmFour
Sales Agent: Protagonist Pictures
Distributors: Pyramide Distribution, NonStop Entertainment, Cinéart, Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Strada Films, Artificial Eye