Britain’s most garlanded working filmmaker has been an unyielding presence for half a century, rattling authorities and raging against injustice from the campaigning Cathy to Come to his two Palmes d’Or.
Our Ken’s journey has been tortuous at times, from his early innovations in television to a lean period in the early 1980s when he struggled for work, before his renaissance as a vital chronicler of injustice and elder statesman of British cinema. Our selection of works below includes his first feature film (Poor Cow) as well as one of his most controversial and rarely seen documentaries (Which Side Are You On?) alongside his run of recent, acclaimed feature works.
Drama2016100 minsDirector: Ken Loach
Ken Loach’s powerful, Palme d’Or-winning invective against welfare injustice captured the mood of modern Britain and became his biggest box office success.
Drama2006122 minsDirector: Ken Loach
Ken Loach won the Palme d’Or for this gripping, beautifully filmed account of two Cork brothers who join the struggle for Irish independence in the 1920s.
Drama2014109 minsDirector: Ken Loach
Ken Loach’s final fiction film is a spirited account of a 1930s Irish social club that becomes a bastion of jazz and free-thinking, angering the Church.
Documentary201694 minsDirector: Louise Osmond
Louise Osmond's funny, provocative and revealing account of the life and career of one of Britain’s most celebrated and controversial filmmakers.
Documentary201295 minsDirector: Ken Loach
Ken Loach's stirring polemical history explores the immense forces that built Britain's Welfare State from the rubble of the Second World War.
Documentary198554 minsDirector: Ken Loach
Ken Loach’s documentary focuses on the 1984 Miner’s Strike, capturing a range of complicated emotions, situations, and circumstances.