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Ken Loach

Ken Loach, le vent de la révolte

Pierre Chassagnieux
2023 - France - 1h01

Screenings : sunday 21 - 2:00 pm - Centre de congrès - Amphi Jardin - presented and followed by a debate with the film directors thursday 25 - 6:00 pm - Centre de congrès - Amphi Jardin
Two times winner of the Palme d'Or, Ken Loach is one of the greatest contemporary filmmakers. This documentary shows in a rebellious tone how Loach uses cinema as a political tool that allows advocates for the advent of a more just society. Thanks to exclusive and exceptional access to all his professional and personal archives, this documentary analyses his work and the Ken Loach method: to make cinema a political weapon through realistic films that move people.
"Ken Loach has a simplified life: in the morning, he reads the newspapers and finds things to be outraged at. A factory has made 100 workers redundant, that's a subject for a film. A Polish war veteran returns from the gulag – that's a subject for a film. The Communist Party commemorates the Spanish war, that's a subject for a film. Thus nourished by the injustice of the world, Ken Loach leaves home, ready for any fight, as long as it is left-wing. He used to want to be a journalist and travel the battlefields with a light heart and a sharp pen. He would never have sought honours or medals. Changing the world would have been enough for him.” (François Forestier;

Cast : Ken Loach
Screenplay : Pierre Chassagnieux
Cinematography : Frédéric Balland
Editing : Mathieu Lere

Production : Ma Drogue à Moi (MDAM)