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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.



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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