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Selfish Giant, The

Original title: Selfish Giant, The
German title: Selfish Giant, The
Great Britain, 2013

Director: Barnard, Clio
Production company: Moonspun Films Ltd
Age recommendation: 15 years and up

The Selfish Giant is a contemporary fable about 14-year-old Arbor (Conner Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas). Excluded from school, and outsiders in their own community, the boys meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrapman, and begin collecting scrap metal for him using a horse and cart. Swifty has a natural gift with horses and Arbor has a business brain and a way with words – they make a good team. But when Arbor begins to emulate Kitten by becoming greedy and exploitative, tensions build, leading to a tragic event which transforms them all irrevocably.

Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story of the same name.

Cannes 2013, Ghent 2013, Discovery Dundee 2013, BUFF Malmö 2014

World sales address/es:
Protagonist (GB)
NonStop Entertainment (S)