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The Wind That Shakes the Barley

EFA honours Ken Loach

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At the 22nd European Film Awards the European Film Academy will present an honorary award to Ken LoachHaving begun his career in British television, Ken Loach made his first film for cinema, POOR COW, in 1967. His breakthrough came with KES (1970) and FAMILY LIFE (1971). Ever since he has established himself as a politically and socially committed filmmaker with films such as RIFF-RAFF (European Film of the Year 1991), LAND AND FREEDOM (European Film of the Year 1995), and SWEET SIXTEEN (EFA Cr...

In competition: "Looking for Eric" by Ken Loach

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About the film: The Cannes Film Festival loves football… One year after having Maradona on the Croisette for the Out-of-Competition documentary, Maradona by Kusturica, the Festival clearly shows its love of soccer by including a film featuring another legend, Eric Cantona in the company of the director, Ken Loach with the Competition feature Looking for Eric. Other cast member Steve Evets plays the postman from Manchester whose life is in upheaval, and who attempts to ward o...

British Independent Film Awards Queen and King are high

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9TH ANNUAL BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS ANNOUNCE NOMINATIONS AND JURY TODAY AT SOHO HOUSE In its ninth year, the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) has established itself as one of the most important awards ceremonies in the British film industry and is regarded as a kick-off to the Awards Season. BIFA prides itself on providing a platform for up and coming talent and this year has increased the number of nominations in the Most Promising Newcomer Category as there was so much talent to ...

The wind that shakes the barley Film review

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SYNOPSIS:In 1920 Ireland, the ordinary people of the land unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless Black and Tan squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland's bid for genuine independence. As the freedom fighters' bold tactics bring the British to breaking point, a treaty is declared. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and men who have fought side by side, now find themselves pitted against one another as enemies, in disagreement about the tr...

Interview with Cillian for The Wind That Shakes The Barley

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The Wind That Shakes The Barley won Ken Loach the coveted Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, and its star, Cillian Murphy reckons that’s just where the credit should go, with a film that tackles a pivotal moment in Irish/British history. For a Cork-born lad, it’s very close to home, he tells Andrew L. Urban.Cillian (pronounced with a K) Murphy arrived in Sydney on a Monday morning from the North American premiere of The Wind That Shakes The Barley at the Toronto film festival, via a short Los...

Cannes is over

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After two crazy weeks, Cannes is now over. Most people are back home. A few are still there to finish editing their stories, videos, TV shows... I left Sunday to watch the award ceremony on TV. Awards, as always, were quite surprising. The Palme d'Or (see all videos) went to Ken Loach's the Wind that Shakes the Barley, not my own favorite. Surprisingly, no prize was awarded to Marie-Antoinette from Sophia Coppola nor for the Pan's Labyrinth from Guillermo Del Toro. See you soon... ...

Palme d'Or: "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" by Ken Loach

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Emmanuelle Béart handed the the Palme d'Or to The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach.During the Award Ceremony, Ken Loach declared in French: "It's extraordinary, thank you very much! I've forgot all my French words now. It is a great honour for us to be here, because Cannes is the most wonderful cinema celebration in the world, it is the centre of cinema in the world, and the heart of cinema." Then, in English, he added: "We hope that our film represents a small step in the relationship ...

Cannes 2006 Palme d'Or the Wind that Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach

All Cannes awards The Palme d'Or goes to the Wind that Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach. Palme d'Or videos: Red Carpet, Film extract, Red Carpet and standing ovation after the film premier & Press conference. Credits for the Wind that Shakes the Barley: Director: Ken LOACH Screenplay: Paul LAVERTY Cinematography: Barry ACKROYD Set Designer: Fergus CLEGG Music: George FENTON Film Editor: Jonathan MORRIS Actors: Cillian MURPHY Pádraic DELANEY Liam CUNNINGHAM Orla FITZGERALD Synopsis...
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