Sorry We Missed You
Director: Ken Loach
Section: World Cinema
Country: UK, France, Belgium | Year: 2019
Language(s): English | Time: 100 mins
Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It’s hard work, and his wife’s job as a carer is no easier. When both are pulled in different directions, everything comes to breaking point.
Ken Loach studied law and enjoyed a brief spell in the theatre, before he was recruited by the BBC as a television director. This launched a long career directing films for television and the cinema including spanning from the 1960’s to the recent Palme d’Or award-winning The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006) and I, Daniel Blake (2016).