‘The Old Oak’ has already been nominated for the ‘Palme d’Or’ at the Cannes film festival and will be Loach’s final film
World-famous film director and left-wing hero Ken Loach has a decades-long record of standing up for what’s right. In his new film, ‘The Old Oak’, Loach tells the story of a pub landlord in a previously thriving mining community, who struggles to keep his pub open as the last remaining public space for the people. Meanwhile Syrian refugees are placed in the town and the landlord finds friendship with one of the refugees despite rising tensions. Loach talked about war, refugees and communities decimated by uncaring governments and fall prey to right-wing hate:
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