The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant Trailers

Original title The Selfish Giant
Category Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2013
Production Country
Directors Clio Barnard
Cast Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Lorraine Ashbourne, Ian Burfield, Steve Evets, Siobhan Finneran, Ralph Ineson, Rebecca Manley, Elliott Tittensor, Rhys McCoy, Conner Chapman
Distributor Curzon Artificial Eye


Clio Barnard's second feature, which premiered to universal acclaim at Cannes, is one of this year's key British releases. Set on the outskirts of Bradford, the film follows two young lads, Arbor (Conner Chapman) and Swifty (Shaun Thomas), and their dealings with a local scrap dealer. Boldly cinematic and featuring astonishing performances from the two leads, The Selfish Giant further cements Barnard's reputation as a visionary filmmaker.