Perhaps Britain’s most awarded and consistent filmmaker, Ken Loach, has made over 25 features in 50 years. A poet of the working class, he uses the scalpel of realism to champion society’s underdogs in the face of crushing bureaucracies and economic adversity. In Sorry We Missed You, Ricky, an out-of-work husband and father, buys a new van to quickly deliver packages around London—think a one-man Amazon. Needless to say, Ricky’s new venture doesn’t end well. Played at Cannes and Toronto.
Directed by Ken Loach; Written by Paul Laverty; 2019; Courtesy of Zeitgeist Films; United Kingdom, France, Belgium; Cast: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone. Runtime: 100 min.
Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor
UK, France, Belgium