Saturday, December 14, 2019

ANOTHER MOVIE, ANOTHER CONTROVERSY FOR KEN LOACH

May 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The ever controversial leftist British director Ken Loach is at it again. His latest film, The Angels’ Share, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday — it is the only British film selected for the competition — has been given a preliminary 18 rating by the British Board of Film Classification, meaning […]

CANNES LINE-UP UNVEILED

April 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some familiar figures will be returning to the Cannes Film Festival next month. Among the filmmakers whose works have been selected for the competition are Jacques Audiard, Ken Loach, Michael Haneke, Walter Salles, Leos Carax, David Cronenberg, Thomas Vinterberg, Lee Daniels and Wes Anderson. Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom has also been selected as the opening-night film. […]

LOACH GOES TO WAR AGAIN, THIS TIME AGAINST BUSH AND BLAIR

May 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ken Loach, who last came to the Cannes Film Festival four years ago, when he picked up the festival’s top Palme d’Or award for best film (The Wind that Shakes the Barley about the Irish battle for independence) has returned with a powerful muckraking movie condemning the Iraq War, Route Irish. While other films about […]

NEW U.K. FILM ADDED TO CANNES LINE-UP

May 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A 19th film has been added to the list of competitors for the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or this year. The festival announced Monday that it is adding British director Ken Loach’s Route Irish, about a couple of soldiers-turned-independent-contractors who fall in love with the same woman in Iraq. Although it is rare for a […]