Ken Loach has been a significant figure in the film industry for the over fifty years. Ken’s career isn’t easy to summarise in a short paragraph but the impact of his films has been significant and have lasted the test of time. From his beginnings with feature films Poor Cow (1967) and the seminal Kes (1969) to the double hit of the Palme D’Or winning, I, Daniel Blake (2016) and Sorry We Missed You (2019), Ken’s films have struck to the heart of British life and shined a spotlight on the working class and those lost in the unjust systems. We are delighted to present Ken Loach the Derby Film Festival 2019 Hero Of Cinema Award
Sorry We Missed You (15)
Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It’s hard work, and his wife’s job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point. Rigorously researched via off-the-records interviews, Sorry We Missed You depicts the ruinous cost of zero-hours contract with gut-wrenching honest and integrity. A furious and heart-breaking film, it offers a rigorous and damning critique of our unequal system; showing how it unscrupulously exploits people, especially those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and robs them of dignity, agency and hope for change.
£15 standard, £14 concessions, £13 QUAD members, £12 QUAD member concessions. Free for Derby Film Festival passholders.
Part of Derby Film Festival 2019