Chicken

Directed by Joe Stephenson
  • UK
  • 86 mins
  • 2015
  • English

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

Scott Chambers
Yasmin Paige
Morgan Watkins

Filmmaker in Attendance

Joe Stephenson and Scott Chambers will attend this screening.