Friday 03 February 2017 -
17:00 to 18:00

How does Ken Loach see our society after a career of 50 years?  What consequences will Brexit have on British cinema production? Don’t miss a unique opportunity to meet with Ken Loach the British Director on the 3rd February in Madrid. 

The prestigious British director Ken Loach will meet the audience in Madrid on the 3rd of February on the occasion of his film I Daniel Blake receiving a nomination to the Goya’s as best European film. 

Winner of the Palme D’or at the Cannes festival on two occasions (The Wind That Shakes the Barley y I, Daniel Blake) Loach is one of the most sought after directors in the world of European cinema. 

Following a degree in Law at Oxford, and a brief stint as an actor before debuting as a theatre director, his work as assistant television producer for the BBC would be decisive in his relationship with the small and the big screen. He portrayed the daily reality of the United Kingdom of the 60’s and 70’s. 

With 31 films under his belt, this year we celebrate 50 years work of this emblematic figure of British creativity. Since the 70’s his sharp eye has successfully portrayed the anguish and frustrations of the British population, a vision which is especially relevant today after the results of the referendum which have meant leaving the European Union. 

In a recent interview for Euronews when he received the Lux prize, Loach made the following comment about the future of British Cinema Production following Brexit. 

“I think that UK exit from the Union will weaken its contribution to European productions. The systems that Europe has created to support the film industry are not perfect but valid, such as the Media Programme or Eurimiages. If the UK stops being a part of those programmes, we will no longer be connected to European cinema and  will be obliged to jump through huge bureaucratic hoops. Leaving the Union will reduce our connection to Europe” assures Loach. 

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