Sorry We Missed You

Ken Loach and his longtime screenwriting collaborator Paul Laverty return us to Newcastle with a companion piece to their 2016 Palme d’Or winning I, Daniel Blake. Ricky (Hitchen) and his family have been struggling financially since the 2008 crash, which killed Ricky’s dream of owning his own home. In an attempt to gain some independence, he takes a zero-hour contract as a delivery driver. It promises independence and freedom of choice. But Ricky soon learns he’s only free from workers’ rights. It’s gruelling hard work that incurs endless fines and expensive deposits. Ricky’s wife Abbie (Honeywood) is also overworked as an agency carer. With both parents overstretched trying to make ends meet, their family starts to feel the strain. Their son is skipping school, while their daughter dreams of happier times. As everyone starts to move in different directions, a terrible series of events unfolds. “a gruelling stint in the gig economy” Mark Kermode, The Observer “a true reflection of austerity Britain and zero-hour contracts” The Independent “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.” Empire 15: Very strong language, strong violence

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