The Selfish Giant
Clio Barnard, UK, 2013
Directed by: Clio Barnard
Script: Clio Barnard
Producer: Tracy O'Riordan
Production company: Moonspun Films, BFI Film Fund, FilmFour
Cinematography: Mike Eley
Editing: Nick Fenton
Music: Harry Escott
Cast: Sean Gilder, Siobhan Finneran, Lorraine Ashbourne, Steve Evets, Elliott Tittensor, Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas
Format: DCP
Running time: 93'

A contemporary fable about 14-year-old Arbor and his best friend Swifty. Excluded from school and outsiders in their own community, the boys meet Kitten, a local scrap man, 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.

Awards and Festivals
Cannes Film Festival 2013
Sarajevo Film Festival 2013
BFI London Film Festival 2013
LUX Prize 2013 Official Selection Competition

Directors Biography
Clio Barnard was born in Santa Barbara USA in 1965. She studied at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle, and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, and has worked as a producer/director for MTV Europe. She currently makes works for television and installations. She was nominated for the BAFTA Outstanding Debut Award in February 2011. Barnard is one of the winners of the Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists.

Location and screening schedule: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Sunday, October 27th at 17.00