Raining Stones

Raining Stones
Directed by Ken Loach
Written by Jim Allen
Starring Bruce Jones
Cinematography Barry Ackroyd
Distributed by Northern Arts Entertainment (USA, theatrical)
Fox Lorber (USA DVD)
Release dates
11 March 1993 (USA, limited)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Raining Stones is a 1993 film directed by Ken Loach and starring Bruce Jones, Julie Brown, Ricky Tomlinson, Tom Hickey and Gemma Phoenix. It tells the story of a man who cannot afford to buy his daughter a First Communion dress, and makes disastrous choices in trying to raise the money. The film won the Jury Prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.[1]



The film has been given universal critical acclaim and holds a rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. It won the prestigious Grand Prix of the Belgian Syndicate of Cinema Critics.

Filming locations


  1. "Festival de Cannes: Raining Stones". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-22.

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