Set on the outskirts of Bradford, 'The Selfish Giant' follows two rebellious young lads - Arbor and Swifty - and their involvement with a local scrap dealer. At first their earnings seem to roll in but as jealousy and resentment begin to drive the boys apart Arbor will resort to a desperate act of greed, the tragic consequences of which will tear apart the lives of everyone involved...
Amazing acting, brutal context.
- The Selfish Giant review by JD
Set in the poorest part of Bradford, this is a film about extreme contemporary British poverty. It is very real but very harsh. In the kernel of this grim environment are some very tender hearted people. The 2 young lads are played brilliantly well, how do they bring out such talent when there are so many bad child actors in so many films? I felt so invested in the hopes and fears of the lads that the endings were devastating (no plot spoilers but you will cry).