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Director Ken Loach denounced the British government’s “conscious cruelty” towards the poor Friday after his film about the poverty and humiliation inflicted upon them by welfare cuts had critics at the Cannes film festival in tears.
The left-wing director, who turns 80 this year and is known for shining a light on the downtrodden, also got lengthy applause and shouts of “Bravo!” at a press conference after “I, Daniel Blake” was screened.
It tells of carpenter Daniel Blake’s Kafkaesque journey to get benefits in Britain after…
Source: Loach film on shame of poverty in Britain moves Cannes to tears
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I love Ken Loach’s work, he has such empathy and it really comes through in his films and dramas.
I’m so thankful he’s still alive and has managed to make a film about the horrors of this Tory government. If anyone can change the way people think, it’s Loach. Too many people are believing the scandalous lies they tell. (Don’t get me started!)
It’s much the same here, Sarah. A shambles, in fact.