Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 246: Mon Sep 4

Sorry We Missed You (Loach, 2019): Genesis Cinema, 6.30pm

This screening includes a Q&A with director Ken Loach.

Chicago Reader review:
An urgent and heart-rending drama, Ken Loach’s 2019 film follows Ricky (Kris Hitchen), a stoic delivery driver and Abbie (Debbie Honeywood), a home care nurse. Together, they struggle to make ends meet while trying to hold their family together, caring for their sensitive young daughter Liza (Katie Proctor) and rebellious, but ultimately goodhearted, son Seb (Rhys Stone). Unflinchingly frank, this British-French-Belgian film can feel stifling at times because of the many injustices Ricky and his family face. Still, Loach manages to deftly render a tender and complex portrait of the modern working-class family, dealing honestly with the cruelties of the gig economy while still managing to find moments of warmth and laughter in the family’s love for each other.
Nina Li Coomes

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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