Film review: ‘Chicken’ ★★★★

In an age of Marvel multiplex hegemony, Chicken – from London-based filmmaker Joe Stephenson – is the kind of low-budget British indie which restores faith in cinema as a means of genuine storytelling with well-rounded, engaging characters. Receiving a glowing endorsement from none other than Sir Ian McKellen, this debut feature needs no further introduction but announces the arrival of a promising young director with a tale of acceptance, hardship and perseverance which reaches far beyond its insular location.

Chicken is released on 20th May – read the full CineVue review here!