Spirits are high in this bittersweet anticrisis comedy about a young unemployed Glasgow man locked in a violent family feud and desperately looking for a way out. Little did Robbie imagine that turning to drink just might change his life for the better. Not cheap booze, but the best malt whiskies in the world can do wonders in the Scottish Highlands. Winner of the Jury Prize in Cannes. (Scottish English and some English spoken)
Born in 1936 in Nuneaton, England. He embarked on his filmmaking career in television, making a series of docudramas. One of the most compelling and prolific British directors, Loach is known for his naturalistic, social realist style and for his straightforward treatment of social issues. In 1994 he was awarded the Golden Lion Award for Life Achievement at the Venice FF, whereas in 2006 The Wind That Shakes the Barley received the Golden Palm Award at Cannes.