The Cannes Film Festival has added Ken Loach‘s Route Irish, a romantic triangle drama set in Liverpool and Iraq, to the competition slate. Written by Paul Laverty, it’s about two ex-soldiers in love with the same lady. Pic includes “a number of action sequences employing stunts and pyrotechnics — a rare terrain for the British helmer,” says Variety. Chris Menges is the dp. Boning scenes will most likely be subtle or bypassed entirely, given the usual wont of older directors.