Nominated for the Palme ‘Or at Cannes Film Festival
Social Reality Master Ken Loach latest work
Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It’s hard work, and his wife’s job as a care nurse is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to a breaking point.
Die: Ken Loach
Cast: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor, Ross Brewster
Born in 1936, Ken Loach is an English television and director and independent film director. He is known for his socially critical directing style and for his socialist ideals. Many of his works are related to social issues such as poverty, homelessness and labour rights.
Two of his films, The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) and I, Daniel Blake (2016) received the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, making him the ninth filmmaker to win the award twice. He also won the Career Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.