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Jimmy's Hall

Jimmy's Hall
  • 2014
  • UK/Ireland/France
  • 109 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Cast: Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew Scott
  • UK release: 30 May 2014

Rural Ireland, 1932: when labour activist and dedicated communist Jimmy (Ward) reopens his local community hall, he comes into conflict with a local priest (Norton). Based on a true story, Loach's film is a bit muted and lacks drama, but if – as he's hinted – it's his last feature, it's a graceful swansong.

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Jimmy’s Hall

27 May 20143 stars

The film Ken Loach has hinted may be his last is a contemplative, tender drama

Ken Loach returns with what may or may not be his final feature film. Either way, Jimmy’s Hall is typical of the 77 year-old director, with its story of a real-life Irish activist, who comes to clash with the authorities. Written again by his prolific…

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