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Topic - Ken Loach
The latest film from firebrand social realist Ken Loach, the story of a rare whiskey heist pulled off by a gang of Glaswegian castoffs, shows the director mellowing with age, while retaining his essential bite.
There was Brad Pitt and Nicole Kidman, red carpet glamour and a crop of new Academy Award contenders _ but this was also the year the global financial crisis exploded onto movie screens at Cannes.
The Cannes Film Festival rewarded one of its favorite directors Sunday, as Michael Haneke won the top prize for a second time with his stark film about love and death, "Amour."
Love is in the air at the Cannes Film Festival, as the jury sits down Sunday to choose its prizewinners.
Michael Haneke won the Cannes Film Festival's top prize for a second time Sunday with "Amour," his stark film about love and death.
Charles MacLean is out of his element in Cannes, a town consumed by cinema and celebrity. His element is Scotch whisky _ "uisge beatha," he says, giving it its Gaelic name. The water of life.
British director Ken Loach's new movie "The Angels' Share" is set in Scotland _ the perfect excuse to bring out the kilts in Cannes.
The first half of the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival has completed a life cycle in films that range from the motivating spark of child birth to the despair of slow death in old age.
Paul Brannigan, the untrained actor who stars in Ken Loach's latest movie, has gone from being unemployed in a rough Glasgow neighborhood to nude scenes with Scarlett Johansson.
If Nanni Moretti had his way, what happened in Cannes would stay in Cannes.
In a Cannes lineup packed with veteran auteurs _ Michael Haneke, Abbas Kiarostami, Alain Resnais _ and relative newcomers like Lee Daniels and Andrew Dominik, here are six films to watch out for among the 22 contenders for the coveted Palme d'Or:
The first feature film by Jim Loach looks at the true story of the deportation of thousands of children from Britain to Australia and the abuse they suffered. The director said he sees it as a tale of survival and the indomitable human spirit.
Julianne Moore will receive an acting award at the Rome Film Festival opening this month, organizers said Thursday, while Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes and Aaron Eckhart will walk the red carpet to present their new movies.
Mr. Loach said the prize for his film about the struggles of a group of unemployed Glasgow youth proved that "cinema is not just an entertainment.