It’s summer! The sun is shining, you can go outside in a t-shirt, and your gluttonous ice cream addiction doesn’t seem so weird now. But if like me you enjoy a good wallow in misery then you need to delve into the work of Ken Loach. Known as the pioneer of British social realism cinema, Loach is the director behind such harrowing classics as My Name Is Joe, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, and my personal favourite Kes.
Now Ken Loach’s debut movie Poor Cow has been fully restored and re-released on Blu-Ray and DVD and is available right now. Poor Cow is not a documentary about the UK’s 2001 foot and mouth disease outbreak but a British New Wave drama about a young woman in 1960’s London going through all sorts of horrible shit after her total prick of a husband is sent to prison. If it’s heartbreaking realistic cinema you’re after you can’t go wrong here.
To celebrate the re-release of Poor Cow I’m giving away two copies of the film on DVD courtesy of Studio Canal. To enter just answer the following question:
How long does a cow’s pregnancy last for?
Pop your details and answer in the fields below and NOT and I’ll announce the winners very soon. Good luck!