From 01.03. To 31.03.2005.
Ken Loach - sentimentally refined leftist
This is the story of Cathy, a magnet for disasters. First, she loses her house, then her husband, and finally her child.
The film is a feature length documentary, and strikes the viewer as a powerful critique of the harsh and heartless social system of 1960s England. After its first showing on BBC, this film helped initiate public discussion about homeless people’s rights. Ultimately, laws were changed in favor of the homeless.
Billy is a neglected boy who does not manage well in school, ignored by his family and beaten by his older brother. One day he saves an injured falcon and decides to take care of him. In his new friend, Billy finds comfort and a chance to escape cruel reality.
This is documentary, made for the TV show The South Bank Show, was never shown due to the scenes of police brutality that Loach included in the film. The central theme is the coalminers’ strike and songs that depict their experiences.
This documentary deals with the British working class of the Margaret Thatcher Era.
In this adaptation of Barry Hines’ novel, we follow the life of a gamekeeper, George. He spends his days in the forest, only occasionally meeting people. At the year’s end, the annual hunt is takes place and George finally has a chance to see more people…
This is a story about three young people, all of whom are members of the working class in Sheffield. Mick wants to become a mechanic, but his inexperience, lack of luck and bad economic situation hinder him. One night in a club, he meets Karen, an accountant, whose future also does not look bright. Alan, Mick’s friend who applies for the army, completes the social circle.
This is a criminal drama set in Ireland and depicts the clash between Catholics and Protestants. After an American lawyer is murdered, his girlfriend and an Irish police detective investigate the case.
This is a documentary about workers in the Liverpool harbor and their struggle for rights. This is a classic Loach film about the working class and its problems.