Sorry We Missed You

Sorry We Missed You (15)

Director Ken Loach always has something important to say about the state of modern Britain. His last film, I, Daniel Blake, was one of our more popular screenings and this look at the ‘gig economy’ and the world of zero-hours contracts is a more than worthy follow up.

Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. When he lost his construction job, he also lost the chance of a mortgage and a more secure life for his family. 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. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.

Friday, May 8th 2020 POSTPONED
Doors open at 7pm
Film starts at 7.30pm

Director: Ken Loach
Year: 2019
Certificate: 15
Running time: 1 hour 42 minutes  

And the critics say…

“I was hit in the solar plexus by this movie, wiped out by the simple honesty and integrity of the performances.”
Peter Bradshaw,  The Guardian

“Loach, clearly still buzzing from the success of I, Daniel Blake, is having the time of his life. Don’t miss this. You’ll be sorry if you do.”
Charlotte O’Sullivan, Evening Standard

“Though relentless at times, this is a crucial, empathetic rally cry of a film that holds a mirror up to the swelling crisis of the gig economy with admirable intention.”
Beth Webb, Empire magazine

“Sorry We Missed You captures brilliantly the alienation and existential anguish that its main characters feel.”
Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent