Ken Loach in Tirana for
the third edition of TIFF
the framework of the third edition of Tirana International Film
Festival, Ken Loach will come to Albania to introduce his new movie
“Tickets”. Loach’s movie will be screened during the opening day of
the Festival, the 5th December.
Three different directors, Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami and Ken
Loach are telling at “Tickets” three separate stories. The part
directed by Loach follows a group of Rangers fans aboard a train to
Rome to watch a European cup final that meet a poor Albanian
family of refugees. The
three Scottish youths on their way to the football match of their
dreams are forced to open their eyes and see the bigger picture.
One single train journey sparks many changes for many people. This is
a film about privilege and exclusion, and the reality of the value of
just a ticket.
Ken Loach is one of the greatest living British film-makers. Born in
Nuneaton, United Kingdom in 1936, Ken Loach has firmly entrenched his
reputation as England’s pre-eminent director of social realism cinema
with such classics as Kes (1968), My Name Is Joe(1999) and AE Fond
Ermanno Olmi, Abbas
Kiarostami, Ken Loach
Country of origin : Italy / UK
Language : English, Italian, Albanian with English subtitles (110 mins)
Ermanno Olmi : born in Bergamo, Italy in 1931, Olmi is one Italian
cinema’s true masters. Spanning a career of over 45 years he has won
numerous prizes including the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or for The
Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) and the Golden Lion at the Venice Film
Festival for The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988).
Abbas Kiarostami : born in
Teheran, Iran in 1940 Kiarostami is an undisputed master of modern
cinema. His films include The Taste of Cherry, which won the Cannes
Film Festival Palme d’Or in 1997, and The Wind Will Carry Us, awarded
the Golden Lion at the 1999 Venice Film Festival and Ten (2003) which
was selected for Official Competition at Cannes.
Ken Loach : born in Nuneaton, UK in 1936, Ken Loach has firmly
entrenched his reputation as England’s pre-eminent director of social
realism cinema with such classics as Kes (1968), My Name Is Joe(1999)
and AE Fond Kiss(2004).