Clio Barnard

Writer/Director

Clio Barnard has recently completed her third feature, DARK RIVER, for Left Bank and Film 4. Starring Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley and Sean Bean it centres on a bitter dispute between a brother and sister over the tenancy of their family farm, a once beautiful small holding on the Yorkshire moors that unearths traumatic memories that have lain dormant for years.

Her second feature, THE SELFISH GIANT, premiered as part of Cannes Director’s Fortnight 2013 and, among other prizes, won the Europa Cinema Label’s Best European Film.

THE ARBOR, her first feature-length documentary film about Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar, received huge critical success on its release in 2010, and numerous awards including The Douglas Hickox Award at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), Best Screenplay at the Evening Standard British Film Awards, Best British Newcomer at the BFI London Film Festival, Best New Documentary Filmmaker at Tribeca and The Grierson Award for Best Cinema Documentary.