Winner of two Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and five awards at Venice Film Festival as well as the director who has a soft spot and keen eye on social issues will receive FIPRESCI Platinum Award 95 in person, during the 10th Transatlantyk International Film Festival which will be held between 1-8 October in Silesia, Katowice in Poland.
The FIPRESCI Platinum Award 95 will be presented to Ken Loach at the Transatlantyk Festival. The retrospective of his films will be held at the festival on the occasion. Five following films will be screened: “Kes", "The Wind That Shakes the Barley", "Riff-Raff", "I Am Joe" and "Sorry, We Missed You". The films were chosen by Ken Loach himself. The festival audience will also have a chance to participate in a masterclass with the legendary artist.
Transatlantyk Festival is one of two film festivals in the world during which the jubilee awards of the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI are presented. This prize is given to outstanding filmmakers who changed the history of the world cinema. The FIPRESCI 90+ Awards, commemorating the ninetieth anniversary of this prestigious, international organization of film critics, will be awarded every year until FIPRESCI's 100th birthday. So far Platinum Award at Transatlantyk Festival was presented to Lucrecia Martel, Sally Potter and Arturo Ripstein.
The director will take part in the festival virtually.
This year’s event is prepared with the partnership with the British Council.