A dark and gritty, but classically British movie, depicting the story of two young boys from Bradford who fall into the lawfully implicating business of scrap collection.
Director Clio Bernard took on this gritty British project with inspiration from a fairly tale by Oscar Wilde. This particular feature enhances on the fairytale of the giant chasing children out of the woods but capturing the lives of scrap men and scrap children. Two generations destined to sift through rubbish dumps. Quite surprising how a fairytale can be adapted to such opposite extremes, but Clio Bernard manages to do it with dark portrayals of two 13-year-old boys from Bradford whose dire circumstances have effectively banished them from their own childhoods.
Arbor played by Conner Chapman is a hyperactive knot of twitches thanks to ADHD and too many energy drinks. Swifty (Shaun Thomas) is a taciturn lump. With shattered family lives they embrace the role of thieves, who's sole aim was to steal metal to earn the respects of the giants. i.e. the elder members of the gypsy gang.
The film gained critical praise by Robbie Collin (Cannes Film Critic) and was even shown at Cannes as a British breakthrough film. It's epic, emotional and portrays an accurate but dark perception of difficult upbringings and childhood. Coming to UK theatres - October 25th.
We were on set in the UK, surviving the freezing whether.Kit List: