THE OLD OAK
UK PREMIERE. SCREENING WITH GUEST
Ken Loach attends the festival with his acclaimed final film.
Ken Loaches final film in a distinguished career spanning nearly 60 years is a typically insightful social drama penned by his long-term writing partner Paul Laverty.
The setting is the depressed environment of County Durham, which has never recovered from the 1980’s. Even the local pub in one small town, The Old Oak, a fixture for the community, is facing possible closure. The landlord (Dave Turner) finds himself at the centre of controversy when Syrian refugees are placed in this downtrodden and distrustful community, and he strikes up a friendship with one of their number.
A fascinating study of how right-wing politics and social media are used to create division within our fractured society.
Ken Loach will take questions from the audience after the screening.
“A film as fired up and human as any you’ll see this year.”
– Time Out
Mon 18th Sept – 6:15pm
Country: United Kingdom / France / Belgium
Director: Ken Loach
Cast: Dave Turner, Debbie Honeywood, Trevor Fox, Laura Lee Daly