Dogwoof acquires Ken Loach’s “Spirit of ’45″

The London-based company will handle all UK distribution for the film, which will see a theatrical release in the UK and Ireland in early 2013. (Pictured: Ken Loach)
November 15, 2012

London-based doc distributor Dogwoof has picked up UK distribution rights for Ken Loach’s latest offering, The Spirit of ’45.

The film, which examines via archive material and contemporary interviews the spirit of unity that engrossed the UK through the Second World War and into the post-war period ushered in during 1945.

Produced by Fly Film and Sixteen Films, The Spirit of ’45 will also feature an interactive component upon its UK theatrical release, commissioned by the BFI and Film 4.0, with more details to come.

“To be able to add Ken Loach to the list of directors we have worked with at Dogwoof is a huge honor – Ken is globally renowned as one of Britain’s foremost filmmakers, and The Spirit of ’45 is a thoroughly engaging and relevant piece of filmmaking in the current political and economic climate,” said Oli Harbottle, head of distribution at Dogwoof, in a statement.


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