Barry Ackroyd

Born: 1954

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  • United 93

    United 93

    Cinema’s first full-length response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 was this documentary-style thriller by Britain’s Paul Greengrass.

  • Ae Fond Kiss...

    Ae Fond Kiss...

    A post 9/11 cross-cultural romance is the focus of Ken Loach’s award-winning feature, set in Glasgow.

  • Land and Freedom

    Land and Freedom

    Ian Hart stars as a Liverpool Communist Party member who joins the republicans to fight Franco in the Spanish Civil War.

  • Raining Stones

    Raining Stones

    An unemployed man goes to great lengths to amass enough money to buy his daughter a communion dress.

  • My Name Is Joe

    My Name Is Joe

    Peter Mullan won the best actor award at Cannes for his portrayal of a recovering alcoholic in Ken Loach’s uncompromising drama.

  • Riff-Raff

    Riff-Raff

    Robert Carlyle and Ricky Tomlinson star in Ken Loach’s tragicomedy set on a London building site.

  • Sweet Sixteen

    Sweet Sixteen

    A teenager attempts to raise money to help his drug addict mother move out of a poverty-stricken Scottish town in Ken Loach’s forceful drama.

  • Carla's Song

    Carla's Song

    In Ken Loach’s drama, Robert Carlyle stars as a Glaswegian who falls in love with a Nicaraguan woman living in exile.

  • The Navigators

    The Navigators

    The privatisation of British Rail has grim repercussions for a group of railway workers in Yorkshire.

  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    Ken Loach won his first Palme d’Or for his controversial depiction of two brothers who join the Republican Army in 1920 to fight for Irish independence.

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