Ken Loach

Rating: 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Ken Loach – Photo Philippe Baledent

Director, Writer British
Born 17 June 1936 in Nuneaton (England)

Ken Loach Filmography

2013 Jimmy’s Hall - Cannes Film Festival 2014 Official Selection
2013 L’Esprit de 45
2012 La Part des Anges
2010 Route Irish
2009 Looking for Eric
2007 It’s a free world
2006 Le vent se lève (The Wind that Shakes the Barley )
2005 McLibel de Ken Loach
2005 Tickets de Loach
2002 11’09”01 – September 11 de  Loach
2002 Sweet Sixteen de Loach
2001 The Navigators de Loach
2000 Bread and Roses (Du pain et des roses) de  Loach
1998 My Name Is Joe de Loach
1998 McLibel de Loach
1997 The Flickering Flame de  Loach
1996 Carla’s Song de  Loach
1995 Land and Freedom de Loach
1995 A Contemporary Case for Common Ownership de Loach
1994 Ladybird Ladybird de Loach
1993 Raining Stones de Loach
1990 Hidden Agenda (Secret défense) de Loach
1990 Riff-Raff de  Loach
1990 Fatherland de Loach
1984 Which Side Are You On? de Loach
1981 Looks and Smiles de Loach
1980 The Gamekeeper de  Loach
1979 Black Jack de Loach
1971 The Save the Children Fund Film de  Loach

Synopsis 11’09”01 – September 11 In the aftermath of the tragedies on September 11, 2001, the French film company Studio Canal called upon a group of filmmakers, representing various regions of the world, to address the scope of the situation in however broad or intimate a context as they saw fit. The one guideline they were given was that no one film could exceed 11 minutes, nine seconds, and one frame. The resulting omnibus film,11’09\”01, showed at festivals around the world the following year and garnered a theatrical release in 2003. Each filmmaker’s entry takes a different approach: French director Claude Lelouch tells the tale of a World Trade Center tour guide who is on the verge of a breakup with his deaf girlfriend when the terrorist attacks hit; similarly, Hollywood actor-director Sean Penn chronicles the lonely existence of an old man living not far from the Twin Towers. Egyptian director Youssef Chahine and British social realist filmmaker Ken Loach created the most controversy with their entries, which, respectively, address the points-of-view of a suicide bomber and of a Chilean who recalls the brutal coup funded by the United States in his country on September 11, 1973. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s piece is the most abstract, taking images from television on the day of the attacks and cutting them with selected bursts of sound. Samira Makhmalbaf, Danis Tanovic, and Idrissa Ouedraogo all tell small-scale stories of the effects of the attacks on tiny villages in Iran, Serbia, and Burkina Faso, respectively.

Ken Loach, 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating