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Cannes Favorite: The Angels’ Share by Ken Loach

'The Angels’ Share' from Director Ken Loach is one of the contenders in this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Learn more about the movie after the break.

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The 65th Cannes Film Festival showcases 22 films in this year’s competition, including ‘The Angels’ Share’ from Kevin Loach. The film follows Robbie, a troubled father who sneaks into the hospital to see his girlfriend and new-born son. Upon seeing his family, he vows that his son will not have same life that he’s living. He narrowly escapes a jail sentence and is ordered to complete hours of community service. While carrying out his sentence, he meets three guys who are experiencing the same fate. Together, they go on an adventure and realize that whisky just might be the answer to their problems.

Kevin Locah is not a new to the Cannes Film Festival. In 2006 his film ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’ won the Palm d’Or, the highest award given in Cannes. Apart from that, he has also won two Cannes Special Jury Prizes and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. ‘The Angels’ Share’ is Loach’s 11th film to compete at the Cannes Film Festival. View the trailer of the movie below.

Read more articles on Cannes Favorites. Sources for this article include The Angels’ Share post on Wikipedia, this post on Ken Loach, and this article on Guardian UK.

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