7:30 PM, 5th March, 2020
Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake) is the undisputed master of gritty realism, having directed over 30 films since his debut in 1964 about ordinary people hanging on in quiet desperation. In his latest film, he returns to the theme of labour rights, this time focussing on the labour exploitation of the gig economy.
The film follows the fate of Ricky (Kris Hitchen) and his family who have been struggling to get out of debt since the 2008 financial crash. When he is offered a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver, he hopes this will be the opportunity that will help him finally succeed – only to find the harsh conditions bringing him to breaking point.
Inspired by real events, Sorry We Missed You is a film for our times. Don’t be sorry you missed it.