Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 96: Thursday Apr 7, 2011

Riff-Raff (Loach, 1991): ICA Cinema, 6.15pm

Lesser-known Ken Loach perhaps but a very underrated movie which is typical of the director in that it is both funny and tragic in equal amounts. The story of a group of men on a London building site, this has the mark of authenticity that comes from being written by an ex-labourer.

Rarely screened and well worth checking out if you are a fan of Loach's work. Starring Robert Carlyle and Ricky Tomlinson (with a superb joke concerning a Turkish bazaar).

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