Predominantly local cast snagged standing ovation at U.K. premiere
GLASGOW — Fresh from winning the Jury Prize at Cannes, Ken Loach brought eOne’s “The Angels’ Share” home to Glasgow, where the pic was shot.Loach and his predominantly local cast basked in a prolonged standing ovation at the May 29 U.K. premiere, in probably the only place where the audience will get all the Scottish in-jokes, and won’t need subtitles to understand the pic’s thick Glaswegian accents. With a nod to the upcoming vote in 2014 on whether Scotland will split from the United Kingdom, the 75-year-old director played to the crowd at the Glasgow Cineworld by declaring, “If and when Scotland does regain its independence, there’s enough drive and talent and commitment to build a brilliant country.”
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