The Selfish Giant
Directed by: Clio Barnard
Friday, December 20 - Thursday, December 26, 2013
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 VoiceNR, 91 Minutes