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UKrainian Director Jailed On Terror Charges

The Gamer director was arrested in May, 2014 for attending a protest and voicing his opposition to Russia's invasion of his native Crimea last year (14). Sentsov was kept in custody...

UKrainian Director Goes On Trial In Russia

The Gamer moviemaker was arrested in May, 2014 after attending a protest against the invasion of his native Crimea by Russian troops earlier in the year (14). Russian authorities accused him of...

Ken Loach To Receive Honorary Doctorate In Liverpool

Veteran director Ken Loach is to receive a honorary doctorate from Liverpool Hope University in England in celebration of his career achievements.The British filmmaker has established a long-standing professional relationship with the city and many...

Ken Loach Calls For Boycott Of Israeli Cultural Projects

British filmmaker Ken Loach has called for a boycott of cultural projects backed by the Israeli government over the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.The country's military is currently embroiled in a bloody battle with...

A Week In Movies: Cannes Winds Down, Episode Vii And Batman V Superman Cranks Up, New Trailers Promise Lots Of Action For Summer And Autumn

As the Cannes Film Festival winds down this weekend, a handful of films are emerging as frontrunners for the prestigious awards ceremony. Higher-profile contenders include David Cronenberg's 'Map to the Stars' starring Robert Pattinson, Mike...

Ken Loach Isn't Retiring At All: "It's A Hard Job To Give Up"

Murmurs of Ken Loach’s retirement from feature films emanated from his long-time producer Rebecca O'Brien - via Screen Daily - who stated that he still has "a few documentary ideas kicking around." In ‘Jimmy’s Hall’,...

'Jimmy's Hall' Isn't The Swan Song Ken Loach's Career Deserves, Agree The Critics

For a while it looked as though Jimmy’s Hall would be Ken Loach’s final feature film, considering those were the very words he uttered. But since retracting from that statement, the critics have had their...

Ken Loach: 'I Am Not Retiring'

British director Ken Loach insists he has no intention of retiring from making fictional films after appearing to suggest earlier this year (14) that Jimmy's Hall will be his last.The acclaimed filmmaker seemed to suggest...

Ken Loach And Mike Leigh Go Head-to-head At Cannes 2014

Ken Loach and Mike Leigh will go head-to-head at the Cannes Film Festival.The British film directors, who have both won the top Palme d'Or prize in the past, will go up against 18 other movies...

Ken Loach Drops Retirement Hint At Berlin Film Festival

Veteran British director Ken Loach fuelled rumours his next film will be his last as he picked up a lifetime achievement award at the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany.The acclaimed moviemaker received the coveted...

Ken Loach To Be Honoured With Golden Bear At Berlin Film Festival

British director Ken Loach is to be honoured for his moviemaking achievements at the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival in Germany.Loach will be presented with the event's famous Golden Bear lifetime achievement prize during the...

Ken Loach Movie Saved By Pixar Chiefs

Veteran British filmmaker Ken Loach is celebrating after bosses at animation giant Pixar stepped in to save his new movie by handing over rolls of special editing tape.Loach is working on a period drama called...

Ken Loach Movie Under Threat Over Tape Shortage

Filmmaker Ken Loach fears his final movie will never be completed as the old fashioned editing equipment he insists on using is rapidly becoming obsolete.The British director is working on the period drama Jimmy's Hall...

Ken Loach Blasts Plans For Margaret Thatcher's Costly Funeral

British director Ken Loach has criticised plans to hold a lavish funeral for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.Baroness Thatcher passed away after suffering a stroke on Monday (08Apr13), and British officials have granted her...

Ken Loach Protesting Turin Film Festival Over Workers' Rights

British director Ken Loach has refused a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Turin Film Festival in protest of a labour dispute at the National Film Museum in Italy.The filmmaker was scheduled to be honoured...

Ken Loach's The Angels' Share Wins Two Trophies At Scottish Baftas

Director Ken Loach's latest movie The Angels' Share landed two top prizes at the Scottish BAFTA Awards on Sunday (18Nov12).The celebrated filmmaker's comedy/drama landed Paul Laverty the Best Writer Award at the annual British...

Ken Loach's The Angels' Share Leads Scottish Bafta Nods

British director Ken Loach's new film The Angels' Share is tipped to be the toast of the Scottish BAFTA Awards after picking up four nominations.Loach's highly-acclaimed movie is up for Best Feature Film alongside Citadel...

Julian Assange Costs Filmmakers Thousands

Filmmakers Michael Moore and Ken Loach have forfeited the thousands of dollars they put up for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's bail after he broke the conditions of his freedom.The directors were among several high-profile figures...

Ken Loach Lands Second Lifetime Achievement Award

British director Ken Loach has landed his second lifetime achievement award of 2012.The moviemaker will receive the prestigious Lumiere Award at the upcoming Lumiere Festival in Lyon, France in October (12), following in the footsteps...

Ken Loach To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award In Turin

British director Ken Loach will be feted for his career success at the Turin Film Festival in Italy later this year (12).The filmmaker will be presented with the 2012 Grand Premio Torino lifetime achievement award,...

Michael Moore's Cash At Risk Over Julian Assange's Asylum Move

Filmmakers Michael Moore and Ken Loach are set to lose up to $32,000 (£20,000) each after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange broke his bail conditions as he battles extradition from the U.K.Campaigning director Moore and veteran...

Another Movie, Another Controversy For Ken Loach

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Ken Loach Upset About Censors

Filmmaker Ken Loach has poked fun at British film censors after they demanded he cut expletives from his new movie to earn a '15' rating in the U.K.British Board of Film Classification officials told the...

Ken Loach 'Saved My Life' Says Unknown Actor At Cannes

Paul Brannigan, the unknown star of Ken Loach 's new movie 'The Angel's Share' has told the press gathered at the Cannes Film Festival that the renowned film director 'saved his life' when he was...

Cannes Lineup Unveiled

Some familiar figures will be returning to the Cannes Film Festival next month. Among the filmmakers whose works have been selected for the competition are Jacques Audiard, Ken Loach, Michael Haneke, Walter Salles, Leos Carax,...

Wes Anderson, Ken Loach And Cronenberg Films Compete For Palme D'or

Films by directors Wes Anderson, Ken Loach and David Cronenberg are going head-to-head as they compete for the top award at the Cannes Film Festival.Anderson's Moonlight Kingdom will open the annual French event on 16...

'On The Road' Among Palme D'or Contenders At Cannes

A big-screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, starring Kristen Stewart and Sam Riley is looking set to compete for the all-important Palme D'Or at this year's Cannes film festival. The movie version of...

On The Road To Show At Cannes

'On The Road' will show at this year's Cannes Film Festival.The big screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac's novel - which stars Kristen Stewart and Sam Riley - will get its premiere at the prestigious event...

Twilight Stars Aim To Ambush Cannes Film Festival 2012

Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will both be competing for one of the most prestigious prizes in cinema at next month's Cannes Film Festival. Pattinson takes the lead role in David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis',...

Ken Loach Slams David Cameron's Vision For British Film Industry

David Cameron 's proclamation that more money should be spent on Uk-made films to gain more commercial success has been controversial to say the least. The British Prime Minister has made the comments in light...

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