I haven’t intentionally just picked films that give a social commentary and won the Palme D’or, it just so happens that that’s the way things have gone so far (perhaps as a sociology student i just can’t help myself). 630 more words
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Is this cheating? I’m pretty sure this is cheating, but I couldn’t not talk about this film and besides, Newcastle is far enough from me to be a foreign language film, strong enough accents that I could have used a subtitle or two in places (never mind my boyfriend whose first language isn’t English and needed me to repeat a lot of it). 612 more words
Gripping Romanian New Wave film with affecting performances and an aptly bleak set design. A subtext of profound social implications is subtly conveyed through French/Italian social realist innovations including deep focus, mobile hand camera operation, and on location sound. 13 more words
Directed by: Ken Loach.
Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires.
Veteran British director Ken Loach, known for his unflinching approach to social commentary in his films has, in ‘I, Daniel Blake’, directed something that should speak quite clearly to anyone living in this country today. 214 more words