Rebecca O'Brien

Born: 1957, London

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • City of Tiny Lights

    City of Tiny Lights

    Starring Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper, this London-set noir thriller is co-written by author Patrick Neate and based on his acclaimed novel of the same name.

  • I, Daniel Blake

    I, Daniel Blake

    In Ken Loach's powerful drama, a middle-aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

  • 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.

  • The Navigators

    The Navigators

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

  • 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.

  • Hidden Agenda

    Hidden Agenda

    The killing of an American activist by the police in Northern Ireland reveals a high-reaching political conspiracy in Ken Loach’s thriller.

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