Ken Loach has been making films for six decades. That alone is an achievement that puts him in a very singular category alongside Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg, Agnès Varda, Francis Ford Coppola and few others. This fact is even more staggering when you think that cinema as an art form is only a little over a century old.
Since the 1960’s, he’s consistently made politically charged features that have taken their inspiration from real life, real people who didn’t have a voice before then, who didn’t enjoy the representation that the upper class did in movies and television. He is now due to receive the first ever Raindance Auteur Award.
Here are five reasons why Ken Loach is the quintessential independent filmmaker.
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