Cannes Preview 2014: Ken Loach’s Jimmy Hall

Every good thing must end and Ken Loach’s return to the Croisette closes a remarkable era with ‘Jimmy Hall’ being the renowned British filmmaker’s final narrative film.  After a fifty year career, marked by a ruthlessly independent spirit as much as his undoubted high quality, it seems appropriate that he should finish with a biopic of Jimmy Gralton, who was unfairly deported from Ireland for sticking to his guns.  Loach has competed for the Palme d’Or eleven times before and won it with another Irish set feature, ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’.

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May 4th, 2014 - admin

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