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The 15 Most Exciting Movies At Cannes 2013 | The Selfish Giant
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Category: Directors’ Fortnight
Director: Clio Barnard

With The Arbor justly feted as one of the best and most original films of 2010, Clio Barnard’s debut on the Croisette will be as eagerly anticipated by hardened film-lovers as patriotic Brits. A loose adaption of Oscar Wilde’s short story of the same name, the director terms it “a retelling of a fairy tale based on fact” in which two teenage boys encounter a wizened scrapman (Sean Gilder). Expect tragedy, heartache and coming-of-age thrills as the trio fall in together. A little like Mud, then, only with fewer venomous snakes and more hedgehogs.

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