The Selfish Giant (2013)

Clio Barnard directs Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas and Sean Gilder in this British drama where two excluded schoolboys get involved with an exploitative scrap metal dealer.

Kes meets the Rag N Bone trade. As children we used to be terrorised by government public safety films between cartoons and soaps. 90 second kitchen sink horrors warning us against the fatal mistake of climbing pylons or swimming in reservoirs. This plays out like a feature length version of one of those. The results are humanistic and often grimly arresting.


Check out my wife Natalie’s Horror blog

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