There are very few things I find more interesting than watching the career of a multi-generational film talent jump start.
That is why hearing news about Jim Loach’s upcoming film, Oranges And Sunshine, is more than noteworthy.
According to The Playlist, Loach, the son of legendary filmmaker Ken Loach, will be premiering the film, his first feature piece, at the upcoming Rome International Film Festival. This film marks his first foray into feature films, after starting his career on television.
The film has a killer cast to boot, including Hugo Weaving and Emily Watson, the follows the tale "of the former Nottinghamshire social worker [Margaret Humphreys, played by Emily Watson] who, in the 1980s, discovered the scandal of 130,000 children in care deported to Australia and other Commonwealth countries" It was penned by Rona Munro.
Personally, while I won’t be able to see the film, it is definitely one I hope finds U.S. distribution, because it sounds like a real winner. It won’t hit theaters in the UK until 2011, so it may be a ways off from the states, but at this point, it’s one I’m keeping the keenest of eye on. If he’s half the filmmaker his father is, we may be seeing the start of a legendary career.