British director Ken Loach is in the running for the prestigious Palme d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival, despite the Scottish accents in his latest film reportedly being so impenetrable even English-speaking viewers need subtitles.
The Angel's Share is a comedy-drama, set in Glasgow, about four misfits who hatch a plot to steal a priceless malt whisky after meeting while on community service.
The title refers to the small percentage of whisky that evaporates during the maturing process.
Loach, who is also known for his films Kes and Sweet Sixteen, said he was inspired to make the film because of the challenges facing young people.
"Late last year, the number of unemployed young people in Britain reached over a million for the first time. We wanted to tell a story about this generation of young people, a lot of whom face an empty future. Just what effect does that have on people and how do they see themselves?"
Twenty-two films are in the running for the Palme d'Or this year.