The first trailer for the new film by director of classic Yorkshire film, Kes, Ken Loach’s latest film The Old Oak has been released online.
Revered in Yorkshire for his classic tale of and his Kestrel ‘Kes, Loach’s newest film tells the story of The Old Oak, a fictional pub in a village of Northeast England where the closing of the local industry helmed the mass exodus of locals,
The first clips of a Hollywood film filmed entirely in former mining communities of County Durham have been released.
Loach’s latest release tells the story of , a fictional pub in a village of Northeast England where the closing of the local mining industry is forcing a mass exodus of locals. The village is then over run by Syrian refugees without any notice.
The film tells the story of TJ Ballantyne, the landlord of The Old Oak, who is hanging on by his fingertips. TJ meets a curious young Syrian Yara [Ebla Mari] with her camera in an unlikely friendship.
It was filmed across County Durham last year. Filming locations include Murton, Easington Colliery and Horden.
It’s set to have a world premier at Cannes Film Festival 2023, and will be released nationwide in UK & Irish cinemas on September 29th this year.
BAFTA-winning director Loach’s last two films were previously in the North East I, Daniel Blake (2016), winner of the Palme d’Or and BAFTA Outstanding British Film awards, and Sorry We Missed (2019).
Watch the trailer for Ken Loach’s The Old Oak below:
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