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Directed by Ken Loach
100 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Straight from the Cannes Competition, Ken Loach’s devastating drama is about a working class family in modern Britain struggling to get ahead in the “gig economy”.
Ricky, Abby and their two children live in Newcastle and are a loving family. Ricky has worked job after job, often involving manual labour, while Abby is an overworked but empathetic carer for the aged. Spending a large proportion of their income on rent, the couple realise that though they work longer and harder, they will never get ahead or attain their dream of owning a home. The app revolution offers Ricky a golden opportunity to buy a van, start his own business, and become a freelance deliveryman. But things don’t work out as planned, and Ricky and his family soon find themselves on the brink. In his follow-up to the Palme d’Or winning I, Daniel Blake, Loach masterfully depicts, with compassion and anger, a callous economic system designed to ignore the humanity of those on its lowest rung.
There are filmmakers who get younger as they grow older — against all odds, they become more spry, clear-eyed, muscular, and relevant. [Ken Loach is] 82-years-old, and he is now making films that connect, with a nearly karmic sense of timing, to the social drama of our moment.
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
A film in the tradition of Loach’s previous work and reaching back to Vittorio De Sica’s 'Bicycle Thieves'. It’s fierce, open and angry, unironised and unadorned, about a vital contemporary issue whose implications you somehow don’t hear on the news.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


Thu 13 June
Event Cinemas George St 4
Past Event Cancel
Sun 16 June
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Late Announce
Unclassified 15+
In English
Ken Loach
Rebecca O'Brien
Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor
Paul Laverty
Robbie Ryan
Jonathan Morris
Human Rights, Politics & Economics, Cannes Selected, Cinephile
Company Credits
Distributor: Icon Film Distribution
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