The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

Directed by: Clio Barnard

Friday, December 20 - Thursday, December 26, 2013

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Adapted from an Oscar Wilde fable, Barnard’s (The Arbor) fiction debut evokes the work of Ken Loach and the Dardennes in a tale of two working-class British boys. Combative, hyperactive Arbor and his best friend Swifty begin “collecting” scrap metal for a shady dealer with a penchant for horse-cart racing. Arbor has a talent for business, but it’s the quieter Swifty, with an unexpected gift for horse training, who soon becomes the favorite. As jealousy sets in, the bond between the boys begins to crumble.

“Extraordinarily generous. Devastating in its simplicity and honesty, THE SELFISH GIANT is a colossus of feeling.” – Inkoo Kang, Village Voice

NR, 91 Minutes

"Deeply tender, one of the most touching movies about friendship between men—or boys—I’ve ever seen."
- Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice

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