VERSUS: THE LIFE AND FILMS OF KEN LOACH
VERSUS presents a surprisingly candid behind-the-scenes look at the life and work of 81-year-old filmmaker Ken Loach, following him as he prepares to release I, DANIEL BLAKE — his 50th major work, and a film that went on to earn the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Director Louise Osmond was granted exclusive access on set and uses this as a starting point to look at Loach's career, from his first job as understudy in a Kenneth Williams revue to his work on groundbreaking TV dramas like UP THE JUNCTION and CATHY COME HOME, and later as an award-winning feature director of films such as KES, RIFF-RAFF, THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY and THE ANGELS' SHARE. Featuring interviews with Loach, as well as a host of his friends, adversaries, actors and collaborators, VERSUS is more than just a document of Loach's oeuvre. It is also a playful study of the process and struggles of creating such a unique and cohesive body of work. (Note adapted from Dogwoof.) DIR/SCR Louise Osmond; PROD Rebecca O'Brien. UK, 2016, color, 93 min. NOT RATED
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