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5.0 out of 5 stars
Superb, moving, powerful film-making, 13 Mar. 2014
The Selfish Giant is - and this is a big call - probably the best film ever made in Britain.
It is superbly written, beautifully shot and brilliantly acted. I was gripped for the entire film, and left pretty much an emotional wreck at the end. Very few films move me in that way, but this is one of them. It confirms Clio Barnard's status as Britain's brightest film-making talent.
Drenched in realism, lovingly crafted, this film is a marvel. It is a must-see. It is the sort of film I thought Britain had stopped making - and has renewed my faith in cinema. It is quite simply astonishingly good.