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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.

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).

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Venue City State Date
AFI Silver Theatre Silver Spring MD December 6th, One Night Only!
Mostly British Film Festival San Francisco CA February 13 - 20 2020
Film Forum New York NY March 4-17, 2020
CMU International Film Festival Pittsburgh PA March 19th, 2020 Only
Guild Theatre Albaquerque NM April 24 - 30, 2020