Saturday, December 08, 2012

The Angels' Share: Ken Loach: greetings to the Helsinki International Film Festival 2012

Thank you to the festival for showing the film and thank you for coming to watch it.

This is a wee story about a few young people in Glasgow. They are typical of millions across Europe. No jobs, nowhere decent to live, and told they are of little value.

They may not know much but they know they are being cheated.

As you get to know Robbie and his friends, I hope you remember that behind the statistics are people we would smile with and maybe cry for.

In the meantime – ‘cheers!’ – as we say when we drink a glass of whisky!

Here’s to the festival.

Ken Loach

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