‘The Angels’ Share’ at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Author(s): Archibald, David


Subverting the usual touristic signifiers of Scottishness – tartanry, whisky, and so on – THE ANGELS‘ SHARE (Loach, 2012) follows four young people from Glasgow’s impoverished East End as they embark on what might be considered a victimless crime in the north of Scotland. Predominantly comic in tone, the film was shot in 2011 and received its world premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. I attended the festival as part of a research project tracking the film’s journey from initial concept and screenplay through the production process and into exhibition, distribution, and reception.

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Archibald, David: ‘The Angels’ Share’ at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. In: NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies, Jg. 1 (2012), Nr. 2, S. 299-305. DOI:
 author = {Archibald, David},
 title = {‘The Angels’ Share’ at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival},
 year = 2012,
 doi = "\url{}",
 volume = 1,
 address = {Amsterdam},
 journal = {NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies},
 number = 2,
 pages = {299--305},
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