Sorry We Missed You

Directed by Ken Loach
2018
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

Tickets

Thu 13 June
8:15pm
Event Cinemas George St 4
Past Event Cancel
Sun 16 June
6:30pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Late Announce
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
UK
Language
In English
Director
Ken Loach
Producer
Rebecca O'Brien
Cast
Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor
Screenwriter
Paul Laverty
Cinematographer
Robbie Ryan
Editor
Jonathan Morris
Genre
Human Rights, Politics & Economics, Cannes Selected, Cinephile
Company Credits
Distributor: Icon Film Distribution
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