JICF

JAFFNA INTERNATIONAL CINEMA FESTIVAL - 3 to 8 October 2018

Films that will be screened

'Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach'

Date: Friday 5 October
Time: 6.30 p.m.
Venue: British Council Jaffna

Synopsis

Documentary focusing on the work, both on screen and off, of director Ken Loach. Revolving around the 'battles' linked to his long filmography- ranging from the campaign to combat homelessness prompted by the 1966 film 'Cathy Come Home', to a right-wing press backlash over the Palme d’Or win for 'The Wind That Shakes The Barley' in 2006, to a fight with the censors over the language in 'Sweet Sixteen'. 
A provocative and revealing account of the life and career of one of Britain’s foremost filmmakers, produced as he turns eighty, looking back at over fifty years of filmmaking.

  Details

Year 2016
Type of film Features
Running Time 90 mins
Director

Louise Osmond

Producer Rebecca O'Brien
Screenwriter Roger Chapman
Principal Cast Ken Loach
Assistant Producer Jack Thomas-O'Brien
Genre Drama, Woman Director

 

'Just Charlie'

Date: Saturday 6 October
Time: 3.30 p.m.
Venue: Jaffna University Auditorium

Synopsis
Football is Charlie’s joy. When he has the ball at his feet, he can make magic happen - a gift that many teenage boys only dream of. Now the opportunity for Charlie to play professionally has come along. It looks like Charlie will be able to succeed where his father could not. But Charlie has a secret, a secret locked in his heart. Now, with his future seemingly mapped out, the secret cannot stay hidden any longer. Charlie’s decision to reveal the truth tears his once united family apart and puts his friends in turmoil. No-one is quite sure of themselves or each other anymore and the road back to harmony is paved with obstacles, prejudices and confusion. http://www.justcharliefilm.com

  Details

Year 2017
Type of film Features
Running Time 97 mins
Director

Rebekah Fortune

Producer Karen Newman
Editor Erine O'Donovan
Screenwriter Peter Machen
Director of Photography Karl Clarke
Production Designer Emma Jesse
Sound Lois Jones, Graeme Willets
Music Darryl O'Donovan, Yann McCullough
Principal Cast Harry Gilby, Patricia Potter, Scot Williams, Peter Lloyd, Elinor Machen Fortune, Travis Blake-Hall, Janine Hipkins,
Casting Ben Cogan
Art Director Kerrie Ahern
Sound Design James Hynes
Film Image ©Laura Radford
Genre Drama, LBGT Woman Director
Just charlie
Ken Loach

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