Barcelona's film centre will devote a whole month to the work of England's most politically commited film director.
There is a fundamental feature that marks Ken Loach's approach to filmmaking: his political commitment. Loach is a director who has always been willing to take a stand against power, one who has used the art of storytelling with images to denounce the abuse of governments, document revolutionary movements in different parts of the world, and to talk about the poor, the disadvantaged and the marginalized in western societies. His films, including titles like his recent 'I, Andrew Blake' and 'Hidden Agenda', have encapsulated their time by addressing issues that were either taboo or ignored by conventional filmmakers. Loach's films have dealt with terrorism, unemployment, socialism, and now, the bulk of his production can be seen at the Filmoteca de Catalunya in the cycle 'Ken Loach: Social Consciousness'.
The cycle will begin on 11 January with 'Family Life', and run until 18 February, during which time you will have the chance to see films like 'Hidden Agenda', 'Raining Stones', 'Kes', 'Ladybird, Ladybird', 'Riff-Raff ', 'My Name is Joe' and 'Land and Freedom' at an unbeatable price.
You'll find additional information at the Filmoteca website.
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