I talk to Ken Loach about his Palme d’Or winning masterpiece I, Daniel Blake

I was honoured to host a live on-stage interview with Ken Loach when he received the inaugural Auteur award at the Raindance Festival in London a couple of weeks ago in front of an enthusiastic audience of film makers and independent fans. We talked at length about film, politics and his career, from Cathy Come Home and Kes to My Name is Joe and Sweet Sixteen.

Jason Solomons with director Ken Loach

Myself and Ken Loach

In this edited extract, we discuss the nature of his film making, what it means to be an “auteur”, the politics and policies of the British industry and, of course, his latest film, the Palme d’Or winning masterpiece of modern realism I, Daniel Blake.

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