Ken Loach - 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 the movie would be his last narrative film when he was asked about his future projects at a press conference at the Berlin International Film Festival in February (14), where he received a lifetime achievement award.

However Loach, 77, has revealed he made the comments under stress following the pre-production process for Jimmy's Hall, which is due to be unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival later this month (May14), and insists he will make another film.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "I kind of thought I wouldn't get through another one just as we were beginning Jimmy's Hall because it's a moment of maximum pressure when you haven't shot a thing but you're knackered from all the prep and you've been away from home for a long time and you still have to get through the shoot.

"It's quite a daunting prospect, the effort you've got to find from somewhere and the nervous and emotional energy and all that. But now having come out the other side, while I'm not sure we'll get another of that size away, we'll at least get a little film together of some sort (with writer Paul Laverty) more akin to a documentary scale."


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