Dogwoof acquires documentary about Ken Loach

Directed by Louise Osmond, Vs. The Life and Films of Ken Loach looks at the life and 50-year career of one of Britain's leading directors.
February 10, 2016

UK distributor Dogwoof has picked up a documentary about English filmmaker Ken Loach (pictured).

Directed by Louise Osmond (Dark Horse), Vs. The Life and Films of Ken Loach looks at the life and 50-year career of one of Britain’s leading directors as he turns 80.

Loach started out as a television director for the BBC and has made several films for both TV and cinema, including Kes, Land and Freedom, Sweet Sixteen, Hidden Agenda and the 2006 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

Dogwoof will release the doc in British cinemas this summer and handle international sales.

Vs. was produced by Loach’s Sixteen Films in association with the BFI and BBC Films. Sixteen’s Rebecca O’Brien served as producer, BFI exec produced for BFI and Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer exec produced for BBC Films.

Dogwoof and Sixteen Films previously teamed up to release Loach’s 2013 documentary The Spirit of ’45.

Earlier this week, Dogwoof acquired the international rights to Jeff Feuerzeig‘s Author: The JT LeRoy Story.

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