Film – The Selfish Giant (2013) Directed by Clio Barnard

Arbor (Conner Chapman) and Swifty (Shaun Thomas) are best friends living in the poverty-stricken city of Bradford, England. They take up the task of collecting scrap for a dealer named Kitten (Sean Gilder). Kitten favors Swifty, leaving Arbor feeling hurt and excluded. Arbor turns increasingly greedy and exploitative, becoming more like Kitten. Tensions build, leading to a tragic event. This film continues our series highlighting woman directors.