Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach

  • Dir: Louise Osmond

  • UK, 2016, 93 minsmins, DCP

This penetrating, sharp-witted documentary comes most timely to offer an affectionate appraisal of the work of Ken Loach, who hits his career high winning the second Palme d’Or at Cannes with I, Daniel Blake . Underlining the director’s creative importance to film and beyond are invaluable clips from his incendiary early work for the BBC, and interviews with Alan Parker, collaborators Tony Garnett and Cillian Murphy who pay tribute and offer insight into the filmmaking process of the giant of British social realism. What’s most moving is the revelations about Loach’s life, as he talks about the accidental death of his five-year-old son.

09/09/2017(Sat): Post-screening seminar with Lam Kam-po and Thomas Shin

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    • Free Admission2017-09-09 (Sat)


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