BIFA nominated The Selfish Giant returns this week
21 November 2013
The artist and visionary director, Clio Barnard, has been compared to Ken Loach with The Times saying ‘Britain has found a new director to be proud of’. Her second feature film and follow up to The Arbor is The Selfish Giant which tells the story of two teenage boys who get caught up in the world of copper theft.
The Selfish Giant is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s children’s story about a giant who has an incredible garden, but refuses to let children play in it until spring comes and ‘melts his heart’.
Premiering in the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes 2013, The Selfish Giant has been called ‘hauntingly perfect’ with The Guardian describing the film as cementing ‘Barnard's growing reputation as one of Britain's best film-makers.’
The films two leads, Arbor and Swifty, had never acted before and were discovered by the director in Bradford. Their performances are the highlight of this incredible film with The Independent describing them as ‘magnificent’.
Tickets for the strictly limited showings of The Selfish Giant are on sale now. They can be purchased online, by phone on 0871 902 5737 and from the Box Office.