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In the Limelight: Ken Loach

13.02.2013 - Ken Loach, moderated by Ben Gibson

    Esteemed British filmmaker Ken Loach's realist stories about political struggle and upheaval in the UK and internationally have garnered wide acclaim over the course of his long and impressive career. Loach gives a master class to share insights into his working process on his films including the Palme d‘Or-winning The Wind that Shakes the Barley and The Spirit of ‘45 which screens in this year‘s Berlinale Special.



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    Ken Loach


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    British film and television director. His countless international awards include several prizes in Cannes, Venice and Berlin for films like KES, RIFF-RAFF, RAINING STONES, THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, IT´S A FREE WORLD and THE ANGEL´S SHARE. His latest film, the documentary THE SPIRIT OF ´45, premiered in the 2013 Berlinale Special.



    Moderated by

    Ben Gibson


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    Ben Gibson is the Director of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). He was previously Director of Degree Programmes at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London. From 2001 to 2014, he was Director of the London Film School. He is a former independent producer and was Head of Production at the British Film Institute from 1988 to 1998. He has produced films by Terence Davies, Derek Jarman and others. Before that he was a distributor, exhibitor, theatre director, film critic and journalist.


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