The Selfish Giant vies for Outstanding British Film at the BAFTAs

Photo from The Selfish Giant movie

Clio Barnard’s LUX Prize finalist The Selfish Giant has become one of the most acclaimed independent British films of 2013. After collecting rave reviews since its Cannes premiere, the film became the second most nominated film at the BIFAs and it is now nominated for one of the most prominent categories of the BAFTAs, the Outstanding British Film category.


The sharp and heart-wrenching journey through the lives of two friends in the depressing suburbs of a British industrial city, freely inspired by Oscar Wilde’s fairy tale, is competing for the prize, alongside Stephen FrearsPhilomena and big studio-driven films such as Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, Ron Howard’s Rush and John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks.


Barnard had already been nominated three years ago for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, with The Arbor. The awards will be given out on February 16th. Don’t miss the date!