The Spirit of '45

Written by:

Ken Loach

Directed by:

Ken Loach

Produced by:

Kate Ogborn, Lisa Marie Russo, Rebecca O’Brien

1945 was a pivotal year in British history, when great changes in the post war social and political landscape helped redefine how Britain was run. The film is about the spirit of a new kind of socialism that shaped that era and reflects upon where those ideals are now.

The Spirit of ’45 had its World Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. Visit The Spirit of ’45 website for more information about the film. Available on DVD.

The Spirit of ’45 is a Sixteen Films and Fly Film Production for BFI and Film4.

International Sales are handled by Wild Bunch, UK Distributor is Dogwoof.

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Spirit of '45

Films are rarely this committed or, indeed, persuasive.


Andrew Pulver, The Guardian

Passionate and deeply personal but done with Loach's usual humane intelligence as well as a patient elegance of style. It made me cry.


Jason Solomons, The Observer

Moving and compulsive, the euphoria of 1945 needs to be revisited and remembered.


Screen International

Powerful, rousing and saddening.


**** Dave Calhoun, Time Out

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