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Film Info
  • Year: 2019
  • Film Format: DCP, Blu-ray and DVD
  • Origin: UK
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Runtime: 100 mins
  • Color
  • Language: English

The British working class is once again the empathetic subject of Ken Loach’s SORRY WE MISSED YOU, a wrenching, intimate family drama that exposes the dark side of the so-called “gig economy”.

Ricky, a former laborer, and his home-attendant wife Abby—who lost their home in the 2008 financial crash—are desperate to get out of their financial distress. When an opportunity comes up for Ricky to work as his own boss as a delivery driver, they sell their only asset, Abby’s car, to trade it in for a shiny new white van and the dream that Ricky can work his way up to someday owning his own delivery franchise.

But the couple find their lives are quickly pushed further to the edge by an unrelenting work schedule, a ruthless supervisor and the needs of their two teenage children.  Capturing the sacred moments that make a family as well as the acts of desperation they need to undertake to make it through each day, this universal story is skillfully and indelibly told with unforgettable performances and a searing script by Loach’s long-time collaborator Paul Laverty.

SORRY WE MISSED YOU is a Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber. It had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and will open theatrically in March 2020. To book this film please contact Nancy Gerstman or Emily Russo.

Stills, a trailer, jpegs of the poster and a press kit can be downloaded from our Dropbox.

Ken Loach

Ken Loach was born in 1936 in Nuneaton. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School and went on to study law at St. Peter’s Hall, Oxford. After a brief spell in the theatre, Loach was recruited by the BBC in 1963 as a television director. This launched a long career directing films for television and the cinema, from Cathy Come Home and Kes in the sixties to Land and Freedom, Sweet Sixteen, The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2006), Looking for Eric, The Angels’ Share and I, Daniel Blake (Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2016).




Venue City State Date
Mostly British Film Festival San Francisco CA February 13 - 20 2020
Film Forum New York NY March 4-17, 2020
Landmark NuArt Theater Los Angeles CA March 6-12 One Week Only!
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas Berkeley CA March 13-19 One Week Only!
Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema San Francisco CA March 13-19 One Week Only!
Landmark Ritz at the Bourse Philadelphia PA March 13-19 One Week Only!
CMU International Film Festival Pittsburgh PA March 19th, 2020 Only
Landmark E Street Theatres Washington DC March 27-Apri 2 One Week Only!
Living Room Theatres Boca Raton Boca Raton FL March 27 - April 2, 2020
Living Room Theaters Portland Portland OR March 27 - April 2, 2020
Music Box Theatre Chicago IL April 3-9, 2020
Landmark Kendall Square Cambridge MA April 3-9 One Week Only!
Northpark Theatre Buffalo NY April 10-16, 2020
University of Colorado / International Film Series Boulder CO April 14, 2020 Only!
Guild Theatre Albaquerque NM April 24 - 30, 2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston TX May 8 - 10, 2020