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Ken Loach

United Kingdom


Ken Loach was born in 1936 in Nuneaton. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School and went on to study law at St. Peter's Hall, Oxford. After a brief spell in the theatre, Loach was recruited by the BBC in 1963 as a television director. This launched a long career directing films for television and the cinema, from Cathy Come Home and Kes in the sixties to Land And Freedom, Sweet Sixteen and The Wind That Shakes The Barley in recent years.

Filmography selection:
2013 The Spirit of '45
2012 The Angel’s Share, Cena poroty v Cannes
2009 Looking for Eric
2007 It´s a Free World
2006 The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Zlatá palma v Cannes
2004 Ae Fond Kiss
2002 Sweet Sixteen
2001 The Navigators
2000 Bread and Roses
1998 My Name is Joe, Ceny britského nezávislého filmu, nejlepší britský režisér nezávislého filmu
1996 Carla’s song
1995 Land and Freedom, César, nejlepší zahraniční film
1994 Ladybird Ladybird
1993 Raining Stones, Cena poroty v Cannes
1991 Riff-Raff
1990 Hidden Agenda, Cena poroty v Cannes
1986 Fatherland
1971 Family Life
1966 Cathy Comes Home (TV film)


The Spirit of 45

The Spirit of 45 (Orig.) / 2012 / United Kingdom / 94 min

An impassioned documentary about how the spirit of unity which buoyed Britain during the war years carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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