The Selfish Giant Poster

Release Date: December 20th, 2013

DVD Release Date: April 29th, 2014

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
A hyperactive boy (Conner Chapman) and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.

Cast: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Steve Evets, Lorraine Ashbourne, Siobhan Finneran, Ian Burfield, Ralph Ineson

Director: Clio Barnard

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • [A] solidly effective addition to Britain's social realism tradition, elevated by excellent performances by the young leads and some unexpectedly poetic touches. show more

  • An emotionally punishing experience. show more

  • As Arbor, nonprofessional actor Chapman gives one of the fiercest performances of this kind since Martin Compston's turn as a different sort of teenage entrepreneur in Loach's 2002 film "Sweet Sixteen." He's riveting, even in his final moment of calm. show more

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Awards

Nominated Short Subject (Animated)
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)