As a cinematic and political firebrand, Ken Loach has been a force for good for five decades. His new film, ‘Jimmy’s Hall’, tells the story of the first Irishman deported from his own country. But is Loach really ready to hang up his megaphone? “Being realistic, that’s as ambitious as you can be,” says the 77-year-old director

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This simple story is carried off with all the zest and grit we expect from Ken Loach


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