Jimmy’s Hall in Cannes

The ninth day of the Cannes Film Festival saw the premiere of Ken Loach’s “Jimmy’s Hall” which hits cinemas here nationwide on Friday, May 30.

The ninth day of the Cannes Film Festival saw the premiere of Ken Loach’s “Jimmy’s Hall” which hits cinemas here nationwide on Friday, May 30.

Loach is vying once again for the Palme D’Or competition. The film marked his 24th feature and also marked his 12th in competition film at Cannes. He last won the Palme d’Or in 2006 with “The Wind that Shakes the Barley.”

The film opened to mixed reactions, with some saying it lacks passion while others liked the “heartfelt portrait of ideological warfare in 1930s Ireland.”

It already has distribution for the US with Sony Pictures Classics, they took the rights for the film and are planning on releasing it this year. There is a special screening of the film at Carrick Cineplex tonight, Wednesday, May 28.