The Fight Goes On: The Works Of Political Filmmaker Ken Loach
Why We Recommend it
This retrospective on Ken Loach, Britain’s most political filmmaker, will screen eight of his best feature films and a documentary on his life.
Known for his socially critical films and socialist ideals, British independent film director Ken Loach has been active in the movie industry since 1960s.
His works are characterised by a no-frills visual style and deal with themes such as poverty, exploitation, the resilience and humour of working-class people and labour rights.
Despite his work being censored and banned in the Thatcher era, Loach has never strayed from his critical approach.
The event, organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival, will screen eight of Loach’s best feature films, including Kes (1969), a movie hailed as one of the greatest British films ever made, and Award-winning films Fatherland (1988), Riff Raff (1991), and The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006).
Additionally, a documentary about his life, Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016,), will be shown free of admission.