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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

All Films

The Angels' Share (The Angels' Share)

Contemporary World Cinema

Ken Loach / Feature Narrative / United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Italy / 2012 / 101 min / Colour / DCP
In English / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Comedy, Drama
MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.

Screenings

  • Sun, Nov 18, 10:00 PM, Katara Drama Theatre (K16-DT)
    Regular screening Tickets sales closed
  • Thu, Nov 22, 10:30 PM, Katara Opera House (K16-OH)
    Regular screening Tickets sales closed

Synopsis

Internationally acclaimed British filmmaker Ken Loach brings his subtle comic style to another of his signature social-realist dramas in an engaging, sprightly caper flick that shines an optimistic light on the problems of unemployment and delinquency among British youth. Robbie has been in trouble all his life and has been hauled in front of a judge yet again. About to become a father, he narrowly avoids jail time and is sentenced instead to community service, where he befriends a ragtag circle of rough but charming miscreants. Young offenders can only be trusted so far, of course, and soon they hatch an imaginative plan for a daring heist involving kilts, a trek through the Highlands and one very rare treasure. It’s impossible not to root for these charming underdogs as they hopefully fumble their way to a better future.

About the Directors

Born in Nuneaton in 1936, Ken Loach began his career in TV drama, seguing into features in 1967 with ‘Poor Cow’. Films over the past half-century include ‘Kes’ (1969), ‘Riff-Raff’ (1991), ‘Land and Freedom’ (1995), ‘My Name Is Joe’ (1998), ‘Sweet Sixteen’ (2002) and ‘Looking for Eric’ (2009). ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’ won Loach the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2006.

Credits

Director
Ken Loach
Screenwriter
Paul Laverty
Producer
Rebecca O’Brien
Editor
Jonathan Morris
Music
George Fenton
Cinematographer
Robbie Ryan
Distributor
Teleview International
Sound
Ray Beckett
Set Designer
Fergus Clegg
Cast
Paul Brannigan, Siobhan Reilly, John Henshaw, Gary Maitland, William Ruane, Jasmin Riggins

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