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From the Archive: The Selfish Giant (Clio Barnard)

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30 Mar 2022
20 min listen

On this week’s archive edition we return to 2013 and director Clio Barnard's reimagining of Oscar Wilde’s famous fairy tale – The Selfish Giant.

‘Well I guess I see it as a love story really, but it’s about a friendship between two boys and I guess they are trying, struggling to come of ageClio Barnard.

In this film, Wilde’s fairy tale is transported to the estates of Bradford. Barnard is never shy of dealing with tough subject matter and the drama has real emotional punch, with incredibly brilliant debut performances from the young cast.

 

From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. 

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