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The Selfish Giant 2013

7.5

A Ken Loach type of vibe drives The Selfish Giant  to be an interesting mix between anger,  desperation, and the beauty and humor often found in tough circumstances (think I, Daniel Blake but with kids as main characters). This sort of contemporary fable tells the story of two friends who skip school and hustle for work from a local scrap-dealer.  As they get more and more involved with him and his entourage, the grim realities of what once seemed a way out start to cast a shadow over their lives. The script is based on a short story by Oscar Wilde, it’s a beautiful, ultimately sad portrayal of the British underclass.

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Details

  • Genre

    Drama
  • Starring

    Conner Chapman, Sean Gilder, Shaun Thomas
  • Directed by

    Clio Barnard
  • Written by

    Clio Barnard, Oscar Wilde
  • Runtime

    90 minutes