Land and Freedom

Truth To Power
Director: Ken Loach | Countries of production: France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom | Year: 1995 | Length: 109 min
Language: English, Catalan, Spanish with English subtitles | Certificate: 15 Cert

Ken Loach’s acclaimed 1936-set film about the Spanish Civil War stars Ian Hart as David Carr, a disillusioned unemployed Liverpudlian who decides to follow his principles and join the fight against fascism in Spain. Taking up with a poorly armed Republican alliance, he soon becomes enmeshed in the desperate struggle to protect the country’s democratic government from General Franco’s advancing armies.

David bonds deeply with his comrades, especially the beautiful Blanca (Rosana Pastor), but is dismayed as political infighting threatens to plunge the whole resistance movement into turmoil.

Loach’s film is amongst the finest films of the decade
The Observer

A stirring film of considerable passion, power and intelligence
Time Out

European Film Awards, Film of the Year
Cannes Film Festival, Winner, International Critics’ Prize

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