Director: KEN LOACH

90 minutes, U.K., 1993, Colour, D-Cinema

Bob (Bruce Jones) is an unemployed family man living on a Manchester council estate, a proud, unquestioning Catholic who is determined to buy his daughter a dress for her First Holy Communion. Without the means to do this, he turns to increasingly desperate measures. His involvement with local loan sharks could prove to be his downfall.

There are undeniably dark moments in Raining Stones, but there’s positivity here, too, a bold assertion that community, faith and family can be more than a match for ugly capitalism.

This film is screening as part of Ken Loach (Part One), May 3rd – 28th. Loach’s latest film, Jimmy’s Hall, opens at the IFI on May 30th. 

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