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Ken Loach

Director, Actor

Cathy Come HomeCathy Come Home (1966) Recommended
Dir. Ken Loach
Feat. Carol White
Dramatic critique of Britain's housing problems follows the progress of a young couple in London as they slip down the social and class ladder into…
Poor CowPoor Cow (1967) Recommended
Dir. Ken Loach
Feat. Carol White, Terence Stamp, Malcolm McDowell
Striking the tone of much of his subsequent work, Ken Loach's debut film gives a semi–documentary edge to the story of 'poor cow' Carol White,…
KesKes (1969) Recommended
Dir. Ken Loach
Feat. Colin Welland, Brian Glover
Dreary life in Northern mining town takes on a new lease for a young boy when he discovers and nurtures an injured kestrel. A sensitive, moving film.
Family LifeFamily Life (Wednesday's Child) (1971)
Dir. Ken Loach
Feat. Sandy Ratcliff, Bill Dean, Grace Cave
Grating realist cinema from ‘kitchen sink’ original Ken Loach, about a troubled young girl whose domineering parents drive her to a nervous…
Riff RaffRiff Raff (Riff-Raff) (1990) Recommended
Dir. Ken Loach
Feat. Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt, Richard Belgrave
A warts–and–all exploration of the barely–working class focusing on a group of nomadic Northerners who find work on a London…
Hidden AgendaHidden Agenda (1990)
Dir. Ken Loach
Feat. Brian Cox, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif
Perhaps dir. Loach’s most genre–based film, this political thriller about sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland in the early 1980s involves…
Raining StonesRaining Stones (1993) Recommended
Dir. Ken Loach
Feat. Bruce Jones, Julie Brown, Gemma Phoenix
Bittersweet portrait of a debt–ridden labourer's quest to outfit his daughter in extravagant regalia for her first communion. Cruel, real yet…
Ladybird LadybirdLadybird Ladybird (1994) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ken Loach
Feat. Chrissie Rock
Ken Loach puts not a foot wrong in bringing the heart–rending true story of one mother's struggle to keep custody of her many children after a…
Land and FreedomLand and Freedom (1996) Recommended
Dir. Ken Loach
Feat. Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Iciar Bollain
British realist director Ken Loach changes tack with this period melodrama about a communist lad (Ian Hart) who joins a rebel army in the Spanish…
Carla's SongCarla's Song (1997)
Dir. Ken Loach
Feat. Robert Carlyle, Oyanka Cabezas, Scott Glenn
Another not–so–average tale from Dir. Ken Loach, concerning a Glaswegian bus–driver getting involved with Nicaraguan politics.…

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