I wss not surprised to hear Hen Loach objections I have in the past considered him very left orientated and very critical to Israel. His stature is not important and should not affect Israeli film productions which are indeed very limmited and have a small coverage in the EU. Loach is just another antiisraeli Director as are so many in the UK.
Dozens protest in Shfaram against budget cuts targeting Christian schools (Haaretz)
from the article: British director Ken Loach backs Palestinian call for boycott on Israel