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Ken Loach's "Fingerprint" in Cinema

The festival's new section "Fingerprint" brings together filmmakers who have left their mark on the history of cinema with the audience.

The first guest of this selection, along with his three films, is British director Ken Loach, considered one of the greatest living masters in the history of world cinema.

The Old Oak: Ken Loach's latest film, which had its world premiere in the main competition selection of the Cannes Film Festival this year, will have its premiere in Ankara at the Accessible Film Festival. The film, which focuses on the tension between the Syrian immigrants settled in a town and the residents of the town and takes its name from the pub in a town where mine workers live densely, is also probably his last film according to interviews given by the master director.

Kes: The film, made in 1969, is considered a masterpiece in which Ken Loach made his name in the world of cinema. Kes, which is today considered by many authorities as one of the best films in the history of British cinema, tells the story of 15-year-old Billy, who is overwhelmed by the pressure he faces at school and at home, and the bond he forms with a kestrel he names Kes. After this masterpiece, one of the most unforgettable examples of the social realist cinema known as the British New Wave, Loach maintained the same stance throughout his career.

Raining Stones: The film tells the story of families who resort to all means to make ends meet at a time when England is in the midst of an intense unemployment crisis. The film focuses on the difficulties faced by a father who wants to buy his daughter a new dress for her first communion, and is one of the most unforgettable socialist dramas in Ken Loach's filmography.