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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

The Selfish Giant

Fortnight 2013, Feature film, 1h33

Synopsis

13 year old Arbor and his best friend Swifty, both excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighbourhood, meet Kitten, a local scrapdealer and begin collecting scrap metal for him using a horse andcart. Swifty has a natural gift with horses while Arbor emulates Kitten – keen to impress him and make some money. But when Kitten begins to favour Swifty, leaving Arbor hurt and excluded, a wedge is driven between the boys. Arbor becomes increasingly greedy and exploitative, increasing the tension between them, and leading to a tragic event which transforms them all.

Director

Clio Barnard

Clio Barnard’s first film was the documentary The Arbor, which won awards all over the world.

Conner Chapman
Rebecca Manley
Sean Gilder
Shaun Thomas
Siobhan Finneran
Steve Evets

Screenplay
Clio Barnard

Image
Mike Eley

Sound
Tim Barker

Editing
Nick Fenton

Music
Harry Escott

Set decoration
Helen Scott

Production :
Moonspun Films
Tracy O’Riordan
82 Wakeman Road
NW10 5DH London – Royaume-Uni
Tél :+44 20 8960 2035
tracy@moonspunfilms.com
www.moonspunfilms.com

Coproduction :
BFI and Film4 present a Monspun Films production

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Protagonist Pictures
4th floor, Waverley House
7-12 Noel Street
W1F 8GQ London – Royaume-Uni
Tél : +44 20 7734 9000
info@protagonistpictures.com
www.protagonistspictures.com

International press :
Charles McDonald
Tél : +44 7785 246 377
charles@charlesmcdonald.co.uk
Matthew Sanders
Tél : +44 7815 130 390
matthew@magiclanternart.org.uk

Title in Original Version : Le Géant égoïste