Go and see The Angles Share the latest offering from Scottish screen legend Ken Loach who has again been joined by serial screenwriters John Henshaw, Roger Allam and Paul Laverty to create a very Scottish black comedy where whisky production is a large part of the hilarious script. The plot is of a character called Robbie who has a chequered history and has spent time in prison. The birth of his child brings a change in Robbie he and his hapless friends decide to try and develop their own whisky business. Loach often known for gritty social realist movies has moved away from the more depressing (if real) depictions of Scottish poverty and provides a comedy which will have you rolling in the aisles. As with many of Loach’s films many of the actors have never acted before however he has some tried and tested actors familiar from Loach’s previous films. Loach has before been given great praise from critics at Cannes for bringing unbelievable performances from untrained teenagers. This time one of the film’s stars is Glasgow binman Gary Maitland who plays Albert has yet to give up his day job.
The Angles’ Share is nominated for the Palme D’Or which if he wins will be his second after winning with The Wind That Shakes the Barley.