The Angels' Share

The Angels' Share
Director: Ken Loach

United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Italy, Drama, comedy, 2012, 106 min, english with lithuanian subtitles, T
Robbie (Paul Brannigan) is a young Glasgow boy always getting into trouble. When he sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his girlfriend Leonie (Siobhan Reilly) and hold his newborn son Luke for the first time, he is overwhelmed. He swears that Luke will not lead the same life he has led. But with Leonie’s father determined to chase him from Glasgow, and local hood Clancy hunting him down from the past, Robbie feels like a cornered rat. Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, he's given one last chance. While serving a community service order, he meets Rhino, Albert and Mo for whom, like him, work is little more than a distant dream. His newly discovered talent – a fine palate and a delicate “nose” – leads Robbie and his crew to the Scottish Highlands, the home to the best whiskies in the world. And the biggest gamble of their lives begins. Where will it lead? Only the angels know...
2012 – Jury Prize at the Cannes International Film Festival (France).

About the director:
Ken Loach (born 1936 in Nuneaton, England) is an award-winning british film and television director. He studied law at Oxford University (United Kingdom). After a brief spell in the theatre, Loach was recruited by the BBC in 1963 as a television director. This launched a long career directing films and series for television. Loach shot his first feature film “Poor Cow” in 1967 (the film was nominated for the Golden Globe award) and since then he has directed more than 20 feature films and documentaries, that won multitude awards in film festivals all over the world, including Palme d‘Or at the Cannes International Film Festival (France) for “The Wind That Shakes The Barley” (2006). Loach‘s latest film “The Angels‘ Share” was also nominated for this award. K. Loach‘s film “It‘s a Free Worldˮ (2007) was screened at the Kaunas International Film Festival‘s “Identityˮ section in 2008.
Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Paul Laverty

Dir. of Photography: Robbie Ryan

Music: George Fenton

Cast: Paul Brannigan, Siobhan Reilly, John Henshaw, Gary Maitland, William Ruane