- 1967 Poor Cow 1969 Kes 1971 Family Life 1971 The Save the Children Fund Film 1979 Black Jack 1980 The Gamekeeper 1981 Look and Smiles 1985 Which Side Are You? (documentary) 1986 Faherland 1989 Time to Go (short documentary) 1990 Hidden Agenda 1991 Riff-Raff 1993 Raining Stones 1994 Ladybird Ladybird 1995 Land and Freedom 1995 A Contemporary Case for Common Ownership (short documentary) 1996 Carla’s Song 1998 My Name Is Joe 1998 McLibel: Two Worlds Collide (documentary) 1998 The Filckering Flame (documentary) 200 Bread and Roses 2001 The Navigators 2002 Sweet Sixteen 2002 September 11 2004 Ae Fond Kiss 2005 Tickets 2005 McLibel (documentary) 2006 The Wind That Shakes The Barley 2007 Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au quand lumière s'éteint et que le film commence 2007 It’s A Free World 2009 Looking for Eric 2010 Route Irish 2012 The Angel’s Share 2013 The Spirit of '45 (documentary)
(Ae Fond Kiss)
(Bread And Roses)
(Looking For Eric)
FILMS SHOWN IN FESTIVAL ON WHEELS
Loach is the most intelligent British director to focus on the working class in recent, and his work constitutes a logical extension of the less militant films of the so-called "British New Wave" - Richardson, Reisz, Anderson et al. Ken Loach, the son of a factory worker and a seamstress, was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, in 1936. After studying law at Oxford, he spent two years as an actor. Developing an interest in stage directing, he became an assistant at the Northampton Repertory Theatre, he entered the BBC as a directing trainee in 1963. He directed numerous documentaries and fiction telefilms, thus acquiring a direct style that favoured improvisation without forsaking the documentary spirit of John Grierson. Without leaving the television milieu, this "angry young man" directed his first theatrical feature in 1967, Poor Cow. He received international consecration with Kes (1969) and Family Life (1971), which won Youth Jury Prize at Locarno. These two films were "accurate and lucid denunciations of ravages of repression in school, home and medical world" (Raymond Lefevre). From Riff-Raff (International Critics" Prize, Cannes 1992), to Raining Stones (Jury Prize, Cannes 1993) and Ladybird, Ladybird (Critics' Prize, Berlin 1994), his entire output can be considered as a series of tragic - and sometimes ironic - reports on crisis-ridden England, afflicted with unemployment, made in perspective that means to "scratch the surface of English reality". In Land and Freedom, shown in competition at Cannes, Loach gives less strictly documentary expression to his political vision and his unbending socialist commitment, as he did previously in Fatherland (1986) and Hidden Agenda (Special Jury Prize, Cannes 1990). To Loach "Spanish revolution was crushed through the international policy of Russian Communist party at the time, with the help of West which colluded with fascism in Spain".