New Zealand Listener

A real class act

When the Listener calls veteran British director Ken Loach for a short conversation about his very long career, the UK election is still a few weeks away. The prolific film-maker, whose name has been synonymous with social realism and socialism for more than five decades and who has been a vocal supporter of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, is still sounding hopeful.

“There’s a lot at stake at the moment. It’s dangerous but full of possibilities. It’s a big fight.”

Asked if the Labour Party might use his talents, as it has in the past, he says no, not yet. “They’ll probably get

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