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Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019
Cannes Film Festival organizers announced its 2019 lineup Thursday, pitting leading names in world cinema including Ken Loach and Pedro Almodóvar against each other in competition for the top prize, the Palme d'Or.
Festival veterans Loach and Almodóvar, as well as the Dardenne Brothers,...
Friday, Dec. 23, 2016
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...
Sunday, May. 22, 2016
Veteran British director Ken Loach has won his second Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday for "I, Daniel Blake" - a stark and polemical portrayal of a disabled man's struggle with the benefits system in gritty northern England.
The 79-year-old was presented the festival's top...
Friday, May. 13, 2016
Cannes, with yachts moored off the French coast and luxury boutiques lining its famous seafront, is an odd place for a proud socialist to call home.
But Ken Loach, the 79-year-old British director, has had 12 films in competition at the Cannes Film Festival over the years, including his...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" already looks sure of one honor among the competitors at this year's Berlin International Film Festival: for the movie that took longest to make. The American director, who presented the film Thursday, started making it in 2002. It...