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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
  • Subtitles: 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 opened theatrically on March 4, 2020. 

But since the COVID-19 outbreak has necessitated the closing of theaters we are now offering SORRY WE MISSED YOU in a “virtual” theatrical format. Please check the playdates below to find a theater near you making the film available for you to view at home, and support us and your theater by watching the film.

To book this film please contact Nancy Gerstman or Emily Russo.

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

Note: SORRY WE MISSED YOU is in heavily accented English with English subtitles.

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).

CAST

Ricky  KRIS HITCHEN

Abby  DEBBIE HONEYWOOD

Seb  RHYS STONE

Liza Jae  KATIE PROCTOR

Maloney  ROSS BREWSTER

 


CREW

DIRECTOR Ken Loach

PRODUCER Rebecca O’Brien

SCREENPLAY Paul Laverty

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat & Vincent Maraval

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Fergus Clegg

PHOTOGRAPHY Robbie Ryan

SOUND RECORDIST Ray Beckett

SOUND EDITOR Kevin Brazier

CASTING DIRECTOR Kahleen Crawford

COSTUME DESIGNER Joanne Slater

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR David Gilchrist

LINE PRODUCER Eimhear McMahon

EDITOR Jonathan Morris

MUSIC George Fenton

ASSISTANT PRODUCER Jack Thomas-O’Brien 



“Critic’s Pick. Brutally moving... [Ken Loach is] one of Earth’s most venerable and venerated directors. He’s almost without peer as a filmmaker formidably committed to exposing the sins of our wages... You believe this family. You believe in them. There are also all kinds of meaningful, seemingly disposable smart details... Globalism’s faceless grind couldn’t be more local, more personal... The movie’s as pungent as PARASITE... But life: that’s the tragedy.” – Wesley Morris, The New York Times
“It’s difficult to imagine a more socially engaged or powerful condemnation of the exploitative gig economy than Ken Loach’s SORRY WE MISSED YOU.” – Pat Brown, Slant
“FIVE STARS! Ken Loach raises his game yet further with this gut-wrenching tale of a delivery worker driven to the brink...It’s fierce, open and angry, unironised and unadorned... This brilliant film will focus minds.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“At age 82, [Ken Loach is] doing some of his strongest work in Sorry We Missed You, a drama of such searing human empathy and quotidian heartbreak that its powerful climactic scenes actually impede your breathing... This is an expertly judged and profoundly humane movie.... You’d have to be made of stone not to be moved to your core by it.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“Ken Loach has done it again. His new film is another intimate and powerful drama about what’s going on in people’s everyday lives—not just in England, but all over the world.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety
“[Ken Loach is] the Bernie Sanders of filmmakers.” – Steven Mears, Film Comment
“Wonderfully acted with grit, humor and sensitivity... authentically heartbreaking.” – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

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Playdates

Venue City State Date
Film Forum New York NY NOW PLAYING VIRTUALLY ON KINO MARQUEE
Rafael Film Center San Rafael CA March 27-Apri 2 on Kino Marquee
Sie Film Center Denver CO March 27-April 2 on Kino Marquee
Triplex Great Barrington MA March 27-April 2 on Kino Marquee
Acme Screening Room Lambertville NJ March 27-April 2 on Kino Marquee-
Princeton Garden Theater Princeton NJ March 27-April 2 on Kino Marquee
Violet Crown Santa Fe Santa Fe NM March 27-April 2 on Kino Marquee
The Moviehouse Millerton NY March 27-April 2 on Kino Marquee
Ambler Theater Ambler PA March 27-April 2 on Kino Marquee
County Theater Doylestown PA March 27-April 2 on Kino Marquee
HiWay Theater Jenkintown PA March 27-April 2 on Kino Marquee
Bradford County Regional Arts Council Towanda PA March 27-April 2 on Kino Marquee
Indie Memphis Memphis TN March 27-April 2 on Kino Marquee
Violet Crown Austin Austin TX March 27-April 2 on Kino Marquee
Violet Crown Charlottesville Chalottesville VA March 27-April 2 on Kino Marquee
The Loft Tucson AZ March 27-April 9 on Kino Marquee
Sun Ray Cinema Jacksonville FL March 27-April 9 on Kino Marquee
Triplex Cinema Great Barrington MA NOW PLAYING VIRTUALLY ON KINO MARQUEE
Roxie Cinema San Francisco CA Opens 4/1 on Kino Marquee
Lefont Film Society Atlanta GA April 1-7 on Kino Marquee
The Neon Dayton OH April 1-7 on Kino Marquee
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston TX April 1-7 on Kino Marquee
Pickford Theatre Bellingham WA April 1-7 on Kino Marquee
Kiggins Theatre Vancouver WA April 1-7 on Kino Marquee
El Campanil Theatre Antioch CA April 1-14 on Kino Marquee
Jarvis Conservatory Napa CA April 1-14 on Kino Marquee
Orinda Theatre Orinda CA April 1-14 on Kino Marquee
Coolidge Corner Brookline MA April 1-14 2 Weeks on Kino Marquee
Dietrich Theatre Tunkhannock PA April 1-14 2 Weeks on Kino Marquee
Digital Gym Cinema San Diego CA April 3-9 One Week Only on Kino Marquee
Avalon Theater Washington DC April 3-9 One Week Only on Kino Marquee
Music Box Theatre Chicago IL April 3-9, 2020
Minneapolis St. Paul Film Festival Minneapolis MN April 3-9 on Kino Marquee
Moxie Cinema Springfield MO April 3-9 on Kino Marquee
Grail Moviehouse Asheville NC April 3-9 on Kino Marquee
Northpark Theatre Buffalo NY April 3-9 on Kino Marquee
Athena Cinema Athens OH April 3-9 on Kino Marquee
Cinema Arts Fairfax Fairfax VA April 3-9 on Kino Marquee
Vermont International Film Festival Burlington VT April 3-9 on Kino Marquee
Liberty Theatre-Camas Camas WA April 3-9 on Kino Marquee
Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit MI April 4-16 on Kino Marquee
Tropic Cinema Key West FL April 9, 2020
Northeast Historic Films Bucksport ME April 10-12 3 days only!
Aperture Cinema Winston Salem NC April 10-16 on Kino Marquee
Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma City OK April 10-16 on Kino Marquee
The Uptown Seattle WA CANCELLED DUE TO THEATER CLOSING
Camelot Theater Palm Springs CA April 17-23, 2020
The Flicks Boise ID April 24-30, 2020
Guild Theatre Albuquerque NM April 24 - 30, 2020
Monadnock International Film Festival Keene NH POSTPONED TIL FURTHER NOTICE
Mendocino Film Festival Mendocino CA CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus OH June 11-12, 2020