For the past half-century, British film-maker Kenneth Charles Loach has been making films that showcase the political and social experiences of the working class. From the earlier BBC plays to the Palme d’Or award-winning films, Mr. Loach’s persistence to challenge the political status quo had provoked numerous controversies. Now that the first Sorry We Missed you trailer has debuted, we can ensure that Ken Loach is back with another fine drama that questions the fabric of life.
Written by Paul Laverty and produced by Rebecca O’Brien, the film premiered at the Canes film festival 2019 where it competed for the Palme d’Or. It also made to our must-see film list of 10 films to look out for at Cannes. The team behind the new film is pretty much the same as Loach’s comeback film “I Daniel Blake,” hence promising another heart-wrenching drama in disguise. Ken Loach was reportedly present at the premiere of the film at Cannes in spite of a broken arm. He also stated that this would be his last film to come to the global fest. What that means for future Loach film is still unclear but till the time comes, we might as well cherish that he has made another film.
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The official synopsis read: “The film is based around the theme of Zero-hour contracts which affect the employment of both main characters. Ricky (Hitchen), a former building worker, is a delivery driver living in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, who receives fees rather than wages in his job. His wife, Abbie, is a contract nurse and home carer. His employment means he is obliged to work for his firm by renting a van from the firm with strict delivery targets. He persuades his wife to sell her car, which she needs for her own job, to be able to afford to pay for the van. Ricky’s debts increase because of his employment situation, and his wife’s patients suffer neglect.”
Starring Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, and Katie Proctor; the film will hit UK cinemas on November 1st.
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