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  • Director

    Ken Loach

  • Starring

    Robert Carlyle, Oyanka Cabezas, Scott Glenn

  • Run Time

    127 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin

    UK, Spain, Germany

  • Language

    English, Spanish

  • Director of Photography: Barry Ackroyd

  • Editor: Jonathan Morris

  • Produced by: Sally Hibbin

  • Music: George Fenton

  • Screenplay by: Paul Laverty

  • Production Designer: Martin Johnson

Director Bio

Ken Loach

P&I - Director Bio

Ken Loach was born in 1936 in Nuneaton. He studied law at St. Peter's Hall, Oxford. After a brief spell in the theatre, Loach was recruited by the BBC in 1963 as a TV director. This launched a long career directing films for TV and cinema, from Cathy Come Home (1966) and Kes (1969) in the sixties to Land and Freedom (1995), Sweet Sixteen (2002), The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2006), The Angels’ Share (2012) and I, Daniel Blake (Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2016).

Carla's Song


Glasgow, 1987, Scottish bus driver George (Robert Carlyle) becomes involved with Nicaraguan refugee Carla (Oyanka Cabezas) and abandons everything to accompany her back to her war-torn homeland. Written by the brilliant Paul Laverty (Even the Rain, The Olive Tree) and featuring outstanding performances from Carlyle (who famously learned to drive a bus) and Cabezas, this powerful cross-cultural drama from acclaimed director Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake) premiered in competition at the 53rd Venice International Film Festival. [PG]

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