Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach

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Director: Louise Osmond | Year: 2016 | Length: 93 min
English | Certificate: 12A Cert

VERSUS presents a surprisingly candid behind-the-scenes account of Ken Loach’s career as he prepares to release his feature film I, DANIEL BLAKE late in 2016.

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 ground-breaking TV dramas like Up The Junction and Cathy Come Home and later as an award- winning feature director of films including Kes, Riff-Raff, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, and The Angels’ Share. As well as inter-views with Loach, Osmond talks with a host of his friends, adversaries, actors and collaborators.

VERSUS is more than just a document of Loach’s work but a playful study on the process and struggles of creating such a unique body of work.

An insightful, surprising and moving portrait of a quiet man with a will of steel Time Out
Excellent The Independent

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