An astonishing feature debut for director Joe Stephenson, Chicken is reminiscent of the social realism of Ken Loach and Shane Meadows. When 15 year-old Richard, troubled with learning difficulties and an abusive older brother, strikes up a friendship with Annabell, the relationship between the brothers is stretched to breaking point as secrets are revealed. For better or worse, Richard’s life is about to change forever.
A debut director to watch, Stephenson directs strong performances, with standout acting from Chambers who brings sweetness to this heart-wrenching tale crossed with violence.Sarah Ahern, Fantastic Flix Programmer
Filmmaker in Attendance
Joe Stephenson and Scott Chambers will attend this screening.