Sorry We Missed You


Rafael 1 Sat, Oct 5, 2019 5:00 PM
Century Larkspur Wed, Oct 9, 2019 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:100 min.
Director:Ken Loach
Producer:Rebecca O'Brien
Screenwriter:Paul Laverty
Cinematographer:Robbie Ryan
Editor:Jonathan Morris
Cast:Kris Hitchen
Debbie Honeywood
Print Source:Sixteen Films
Kino Lorber
Note Writer:Tim Grierson


A drama that spits in the eye of the gig economy, Sorry We Missed You is the latest from beloved director Ken Loach, the two-time Palme d’Or winner for I, Daniel Blake (MVFF 2016) and The Wind That Shakes the Barley and compassionate, unflinchingly insightful chronicler of working-class life. Newcomer Kris Hitchen astounds as Ricky, a beleaguered father and husband employed as a delivery driver for a company that expects him to cover his own expenses and hit his quotas every day or lose his job. His anxieties only multiply due to his wife’s equally demanding work tending to the elderly and his teenage son’s increasingly rebellious behavior. With stripped-down realism, this heart-stopping drama crushingly illustrates how one family’s ills are inseparable from the ailment of an entire system. Loach’s story isn’t exactly a thriller, yet each expertly crafted scene leads to an emotionally explosive climax, generating its own kind of unforgettable high-wire tension.

Additional Information

Ken Loach was born in 1936 in Nuneaton. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School and went on to study law at St. Peter’s Hall, Oxford. After a brief spell in the theatre, Loach was recruited by the BBC in 1963 as a television director. This launched a long career directing for television and the cinema, from Cathy Come Home and Kes in the 1960s to Land and Freedom, Sweet Sixteen, The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2006), Looking for Eric, The Angels’ Share, and I, Daniel Blake (Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2016).