SCREENING OF CHICKEN + Q&A WITH SHEFFIELD DIRECTOR JOE STEPHENSON
★★★★ – The Observer / ‘Heart-wrenching’ – The Guardian / ★★★★ – Empire / ‘Extraordinary’ – Sight & Sound / ★★★★ – CineVue / ‘Beautiful’ – Little White Lies / ★★★★ – Daily Express / ‘Devestating’ The Times / ★★★★ – The List
A young man with learning difficulties lives with his volatile older brother in a caravan, spending his days tending to his chickens and garden. When their life is disrupted, everything Richard knows is changed.
An impressive feature debut for young British director Joe Stephenson (who is now in pre-production on a much-hyped Noel Coward biopic set to star Ian McKellen and Vanessa Redgrave) about optimistic 15-year-old Richard – troubled with learning difficulties – and his restless and abusive older brother.
When Richard falls for 17-year-old Annabel (Yasmin Paige, from Submarine) the relationship between the brothers is stretched to breaking point, family secrets are revealed and life for Richard starts to finally change direction.