Based on a true story, adapted from a play by regular creative collaborator Paul Laverty (who also wrote the Palme d'Or-winning The Wind that Shakes the Barley) and starring Simone Kirby, Jim Norton, Andrew Scott and Barry Ward, Loach's latest Cannes contender has all the hallmarks of a British festival hit: a period setting, a political conscience and all things Irish. A victory with Jimmy's Hall would also come with the added bonus of crowning what has been a remarkable and justly celebrated filmmaking career by one of our finest cinematic exports.
Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival ahead of a UK cinema release on 30 May 2014.
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