The Wonderful World of Ordinary PeopleFestivals / The Hague
28 November - 18 December
A new film festival in The Hague celebrates one of the UK's most important directors.
An ambitious prgramme
Organised by Filmhuis Den Haag, this extensive festival showcases the most significant films made by celebrated British director Ken Loach.
The festival, entitled The Wonderful World of Ordinary People, will run for three weeks and showcase a huge repertoire of Loach's inspiring films.
Although the festival is based in The Hague, it will lend British influences to 14 Dutch film theatres all over the Netherlands.
Along with Loach's films, The Wonderful World of Ordinary People will also run a series of lectures, debates, workshops, art exhibitions and contemporary film screenings.
The festival focuses on the social realism and political engagement of these movies. Many of Loach’s films are concerned with the "common man" and his relation to movements such as neo-liberalism.
Accordingly, the films on offer will deal with topics such as class struggles and the repeated failings of governments - all served with a dark, very British, comic edge.
Thumb photo by Flickr user Paul Townsend
The film programme is also specially designed to make audiences think about how Loach’s themes (such as poverty, corrupt governments and social incohesion) are relevant to us today.
The programme includes:
› For more information and a full festival programme, click here.