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Raindance to honour Ken Loach with new award

The Raindance Film Festival is to present its inaugural Auteur Award to the veteran British director Ken Loach. He’ll be presented with the honour at an event at the festival on 29th September, at which the organisers say he’ll discuss “his career, films, the ever-changing film ind...

Loach’s anti-austerity film wins him a 2nd Palme d’Or

Loach’s anti-austerity film wins him a 2nd Palme d’Or

The British director Ken Loach has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival for the second time. Ten years after winning the Palme d’Or for his story of Irish nationalism, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, the jury – this year led by the Mad Max director George Miller – chose I...

Jimmy’s Hall – Review

Jimmy’s Hall – Review

Director: Ken Loach - Starring: Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Jim Norton, Andrew Scott, Brían F O'Byrne, Aisling Franciosi...

Cannes you get the message from film?

Cannes you get the message from film?

Some people call it the film industry, others refer to it as the entertainment business but these terms could be said better to describe the film market at Cannes, than the festival. The likes of Sex Tape, The Expendables 3, and the latest Hunger Games and Transformers films are certain to do a lot ...

BFI’s pride at best of British in Cannes

BFI’s pride at best of British in Cannes

BFI staff posing in “Pits and Perverts” T-shirts to promote Pride, closing the Directors Fortnight at Cannes 2014 On Monday over lunch, the head of the BFI Film Find, Ben Roberts, proudly boasted to a group of British reviewers about the work the organisation has been doing over the past...

Loach and Leigh to go head to head in Cannes

Loach and Leigh to go head to head in Cannes

Two British directors will be up against each other for the prestigious Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Both Cannes veterans – indeed Palme d’Or winners – this will be Ken Loach’s eighteenth time screening a film at the festival. Indeed, despite it...

Berlin honours films from China, Japan and the US

Berlin honours films from China, Japan and the US

The jury at the Berlin Film Festival has given its top prize, the Golden Bear, to the Chinese film Black Coal, Thin Ice. The director Diao Yinan told the audience “It’s really hard to believe this dream has come true.” The film also won the festival’s best actor prize for Lia...

The Angels' Share

The Angels’ Share – Review

Luck is running out for unemployed Glasgow youngster Robbie (Paul Brannigan). He's just been convicted of assault and is facing jail time. But when his lawyer tells the court he's about to beco...

Cannes continues its Love affair with Haneke

Cannes continues its Love affair with Haneke

The Austrian director Michael Haneke has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival for the second time in four years. His French-language drama Love -- about an elderly couple learning to cope with the wife's stroke -- has beaten off ...

Rainsoaked Cannes ends with a stroke of genius

Rainsoaked Cannes ends with a stroke of genius

It might have been one of the wettest Cannes Film Festivals in living memory, but from from the point of view of the industry, it had to be good news - those spare moments that critics and buyers alike might have...

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