Director: Ken Loach
“It's also a cruel world, populated by capitalist tools and fools, schemers and dreamers of every stripe, accent and ethnicity.” - The New York Times
The latest film from socialist and social realist filmmaker Ken Loach (The Wind that Shakes the Barley, MIFF 06), It's a Free World delves into the mire and mess of Britain's immigrant reality, where legals and illegals are left to traverse dubious and exploitative recruitment agencies without assistance.
After getting no respect from her male co-workers, tough-talking recruitment agent Angie decides to open her own business with the help of her housemate Rose. Using her sex appeal, charm and every other trick in the book to drum up business, Angie soon finds herself in the position of her former employers - exploiting the desperate, and doing whatever it takes to turn a profit.
Ae Fond Kiss UK/Spain/Germany/ItalyMaster of contemporary social-realism cinema Ken Loach makes a return to MIFF with the final film in his acclaimed Glasgow trilogy, which includes My Name is Joe (M… More »
Dead Creatures UK,/i>Imagine what Ken Loach would do with a zombie film and you have the flesh-munching treat that is Dead Creatures. This original entry into the grand tradition of films about the w… More »
FRIDAY 11 AUGUST, 9PM - SOLD OUT ... The Wind that Shakes the Barley was winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Both an ardent observer of reality and a deeply committed politi… More »
“A meticulous and professional re-construction of true events that is imposing and moving precisely thanks to its modesty.” - Rotterdam International Film Festival Inspired by the likes of Ken Lo… More »
“[A] cracking debut feature with enough clout to kick the door in.” - The GuardianLondon to Brighton is a British gangland thriller by way of Ken Loach. It's 3.07am and two girls burst into a … More »