New acquisition - The Spirit of '45

We are pleased to announce that we will be handling distribution for Ken Loach’s new film The Spirit of ’45.

1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews to create a rich political and social narrative. The Spirit of ‘45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.

“We’re delighted that Dogwoof are joining us on our “Spirit of ’45” adventure.  Their specific documentary expertise makes them the ideal partner for Sixteen Films and Fly Film and we’re looking forward to working with them over the next few months to help us reach a new audience for this very special archive based film.” said producer Rebecca O’Brien (with Kate Ogborn and Lisa Marie Russo)

Oli Harbottle of Dogwoof who brokered the deal said “To be able to add Ken Loach to the list of directors we have worked with at Dogwoof is a huge honour – Ken is globally renowned as one of Britain’s foremost filmmakers, and “The Spirit of ‘45” is a thoroughly engaging and relevant piece of filmmaking in the current political and economic climate.”

The theatrical release of The Spirit of ’45 will be supported by an interactive project in collaboration with the filmmakers and commissioned by the BFI and Film 4.0.

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