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Ken Loach, the realist director who has dramatized the plight of people living on the fringes of society in such films as “My Name is Joe” and “Sweet Sixteen,” will be honored with the Honorary Golden Bear award for lifetime achievement at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Also read: Ken Loach Slams Margaret Thatcher, Says Funeral Should Be ‘Privatized’ In a career that has spanned more than four decades, Loach’s films have examined homelessness, incarceration, drug abuse in an unflinching documentary-like style. They form an indelible portrait of working class England, but Loach’s gaze has moved beyond his native country. »


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