The Old Oak

Drama Rated: NR 113 min

The future is uncertain for The Old Oak, the last remaining pub in a village of Northeast England where people are leaving as the mines close. Houses are cheap and available, and the pub is soon considered an ideal location for Syrian refugees. Director Ken Loach, a master storyteller of ordinary people and their problems (I, Daniel Blake), uses his cinema verite style of documentary fiction to address this very modern dilemma. A New York Times Critics’ Pick.

“It’s a righteous oeuvre with marvelously strong roots.” — Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
“A ringing statement of faith in compassion for the oppressed…  a film-making language utterly without the cynical twang that is de rigueur for everyone else.” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
directed by
Ken Loach
written by
Paul Laverty
Dave Turner, Ebla Mari, Claire Rodgerson
English, Arabic
United Kingdom, France, Belgium