As the days wind down until the Cannes Film Festival line-up announcement, distributors are letting loose the first look at a handful of hopeful contenders. Yesterday we previewed Denys Arcand’s latest drama and today brings the first trailer for a film that’s sure to be at the prestigious event, Ken Loach‘s Jimmy’s Hall, marking what is said to be his last theatrical feature.
The drama is set in 1932 Ireland, as we follow James Gralton (Barry Ward), a local communist leader who returns, after a decade-long stay in New York, to open an old dance hall designed for celebrating the spirit of the free thinkers who went to learn, argue, dream and have fun. Set for a U.K. release on May 30th (another indicator it’ll be at Cannes), it’s still awaiting U.S. distribution, but one can see the trailer below via The Guardian.
What do you think of the trailer?