Ken Loach returns to Cannes
PARIS (AP) — Cannes Film Festival organizers announced its 2019 line-up Thursday, pitting leading names in world cinema including Ken Loach and Pedro Almodóvar against each other in competition...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brussels ULB university honored British director Ken Loach with a special doctorate on Thursday despite veiled criticism from Prime Minister Charles Michel and outspoken rebukes from Jewish organizations about anti-Semitism allegations.
Loach, who is known for his strong defense of the Palestine cause, is often critical of the Israeli government. Still, he denied again Thursday that he is anti-Semitic.
Film directors criticize focus on Israel in French festival
PARIS (AP) — More than 100 international film directors, producers, actors and industry workers have signed an open letter to a French film festival to protest against its decision to highlight Israeli films.
Radiohead performed a show in Israel last night (19.07.17), despite protests to axe the concert.
The British band played 28 songs at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv, their longest gig in over a decade, after ignoring calls from stars such as British director Ken Loach to call off the event over human rights violations in the country.
UK film awards show love for ‘I, Daniel Blake’ and ‘Lion’
LONDON (AP) — Ken Loach's gritty drama "I, Daniel Blake" was named best British picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, while fractured-family saga "Lion" took screenplay and supporting actor prizes.
Frothy musical "La La Land" had been favored to dance away with multiple trophies, but many of the prizes went to heavier fare.
Review: Loach film is a searing call for humanity, decency
Just like a Michael Moore documentary, there's nothing subtle about a Ken Loach drama.
The 80-year-old British director and social critic has long been an ardent, insistent, eloquent champion of the more vulnerable members of society — particularly working-class folks who are trying to do the right thing but just can't catch a break. Whether he's exploring homelessness, poverty or other social ills, Loach's arguments, and emotions, are always crystal clear.
Loach’s ‘I, Daniel Blake’ emerges as a timely rallying cry
NEW YORK (AP) — British director Ken Loach has for 50 years been making lauded dramas rich in social realism that give dignity to the dispossessed. But his "I, Daniel Blake," which won the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, has powerfully struck a nerve, tapping into the same working-class frustrations that are upending politics in Europe and the U.S.