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The Selfish Giant (15) + Clio Barnard

As part of the 10th anniversary of Bradford UNESCO City of Film, Clio Barnard will be in conversation with David Wilson before a screening of her film The Selfish Giant.

Clio Barnard

In Conversation with David Wilson

Join writer and director Clio Barnard in conversation with David Wilson, Director of Bradford UNESCO City of Film, as she discusses her career, being passionate about filming in Yorkshire, and what’s next.

Clio Barnard’s debut feature-length documentary The Arbor, about Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar, received huge critical success on its release in 2010. Her second feature, The Selfish Giant, premiered as part of Cannes Director’s Fortnight 2013 where it won the Europa Cinema Label Award for Best European Film and was nominated for a BAFTA for Outstanding British Film. Her third feature Dark River, starring Ruth Wilson and Sean Bean, premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Clio was awarded the inaugural Wellcome Trust and BFI Screenwriting Fellowship in association with Film4.


The Selfish Giant (15)

Gritty, tragic and moving, The Selfish Giant—inspired by the Oscar Wilde story of the same title—follows the lives of Arbor and Swifty as they grow up in a run-down area of Bradford. Excluded from school, the two boys befriend a scrap dealer named Kitten and embark on a dangerous career as scrap-metal collectors.