‘The Selfish Giant’ Has Arrived

One of my top 10 films of 2013 is now streaming on Netflix:

Here is what I wrote about “The Selfish Giant” in my year-end list:

In recent years, British directors such as Shane Meadows, Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold and Ken Loach have given audiences some brilliant, heart-wrenching films about characters who live in poverty. Now we can add Clio Barnard to that list. “The Selfish Giant” was inspired by Oscar Wilde’s short story of the same name, but in this case the film is definitely better than the source material. It follows two boys who collect scrap around the city in order to make money. However, greed soon leads to tragedy.

If you take the opportunity to watch this film, let me know what you think. 🙂

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