Movie Poster of the Week: The Early Films of Ken Loach

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Movie Poster of the Week: The Early Films of Ken Loach
Above: Us one sheet for Kes.With Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You opening in the U.S. next week, I thought it would be as good as time as ever to look back over the posters for one of Britain’s greatest living filmmakers. Starting in 1965 with a celebrated series of docudramas for the BBC, Loach, now 83, has been making films for over half a century and has won the Palme d’Or not once but twice. Between Poor Cow in 1967 and Sorry We Missed You in 2019 he has directed 25 feature films, mostly concerned with the lives and labors of the British working class. But the problem with going through Loach’s impressive filmography in posters is that, for the most part, the posters for his later films just aren’t that interesting. There is something about Loach’s urgent, low-key social realism that doesn’t really lend itself to particularly interesting design.
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