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Not many films bring about social change or action, so this is something quite special. A searing drama about a young mother who becomes homeless, it caused a massive scandal when it was shown on the BBC in 1966. Viewers were shocked to see that such deprivation could co-exist with the welfare state and it led to the founding of homeless charity Shelter. Cathy Come Home still works because the characters are completely believable: this isn't just political propaganda, it's about how easy it is to slip through the cracks in society.
Contains mild language, sex references and scenes of emotional distress.
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Powerful film from British social realist director Ken Loach about a woman trapped in 1967 in a miserable life from which escape seems impossible.
A memorable drama that involves a pregnant teenage girl who shares a flat with an openly gay man.
Based on Irish author Frank McCourt's autobiography, this both hilarious and tragic film deals with him growing up in a very poor family in the '30s.
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We take a look at Ken Loach and his subversive and provocative back catalogue.
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