Sundance Selects has picked up North American rights from Protagonist Pictures to Clio Barnard’s Directors’ Fortnight entry The Selfish Giant starring Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas and Sean Gilder.

Tracy O’ Riordan produced with the backing of British Film Institute and Film4.

Barnard’s drama centres on two outsider teenage friends who encounter a scrap dealer with tragic consequences.

Sundance Selects previously acquired at the festival François Ozon’s competition title Young & Beautiful, Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue Is The Warmest Color, and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night.