The Wonderful World of Ordinary People

Festivals / The Hague
28 November 2013 - 18 December 2013

Filmhuis Den Haag, Spui 191
The Hague
+31 (0)70 345 99 00
€: Various prices (see website)

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.

Social commentary

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

Ken Loach Festival Filmhuis

Ken Loach film festival in the Netherlands
Ken Loach

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:

The Spirit of '45
Ladybird Ladybird
My Name is Joe
The Wind That Shakes The Barley
Plus many more!

For more information and a full festival programme, click here.

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