Film Club – ‘Sorry We Missed You’ 29th Jan 2020

Film Club – ‘Sorry We Missed You’ 29th Jan 2020

Film Club – ‘Sorry We Missed You’ 29th Jan 2020

Director: Ken Loach

Cast: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone

FILM INFO:

101 minutes, UK, France, Belgium, 2019, 15A

Short synopsis (less than 60 words)

Ricky and his wife Debbie are zero-hours workers – he is a delivery driver and she is a care assistant. They are hard-working, loving parents, but with mounting debts and their teenage son going off the rails, the pressures begin to tear the family apart. Loach and Laverty reunite for a true and searing look at the ‘gig’ economy.

Short synopsis (less than 120 words)

Ricky and his wife Debbie are zero-hours workers – he is a delivery driver and she is a care assistant. They are hard-working, loving parents, but they have never recovered from the 2008 crash, which saw Ricky lose his permanent job, and their chances of owning a home of their own disappear.

Now renting, but still dreaming of their own place, Ricky sets his sights on a ‘franchise’ opportunity as a courier. In reality this means long hours, no job security and no benefits. So when teenage son Seb starts going off the rails, the pressures and mounting debts begin to tear the family apart.

Loach and Laverty reunite for a true and searing look at the ‘gig’ economy.

Festivals:

Cannes Film Festival 2019

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019

Toronto International Film Festival 2019

Awards:

Winner – Audience Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019

Quotes:

‘’This is an expertly judged and profoundly humane movie … You’d have to be made of stone not to be moved to your core by it.’’

– David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

 

‘’… Loach’s latest achieves real, nuanced emotional engagement.’’

– Lee Marshall, Screen International

 

‘’★★★★ One of Ken Loach’s best films.’’

– Donald Clarke, The Irish Times