Honorary Golden Bear for Ken Loach at Berlin Film Festival – movieScope
Honorary Golden Bear for Ken Loach at Berlin Film Festival
British director Ken Loach will be honoured with an Homage, and awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievements at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival (6-16 February, 2014)
The award ceremony will be accompanied by a screening of Raining Stones (1993), Loach’s story of an unemployed father who struggles to maintain his dignity as he tries to raise money to buy a communion dress for his young daughter.
Berlin will also host a homage to Loach’s work with a programme of ten of his past films including Kes and Cathy Come Home.
The other films are:
• The Gamekeeper (1980)
• Raining Stones (1993)
• Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
• Land and Freedom (1995)
• My Name is Joe (1998)
• The Navigators (2001)
• Sweet Sixteen (2002)
• Looking for Eric (2009)
Speaking at the announcement, Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick said: “Ken Loach is one of Europe’s great directors. Over his almost 50-year career, he has shown an extraordinary degree of continuity, while remaining innovative at all times.
His profound interest in people and their individual fates, as well as his critical commitment to society have found expression in a variety of cinematic approaches,” says . “We are honouring Ken Loach as a director and greatly admire him for how he reflects on social injustices with humour in his films.”