Please note: the introduction by Claire Monk, Professor of Film and Film Culture at De Montfort University, will now take place before the 8pm screening on Wednesday 13 November.
★★★★★ – The Guardian
★★★★ – Empire
Ken Loach returns after 2016’s I, Daniel Blake with another excoriation of modern life in Britain.
The Turner family in Newcastle are in trouble. Dad Ricky gets a new job as a delivery driver but finds his every minute controlled by the company’s demands; meanwhile his wife Abbie is a carer, struggling to look after her patients in the face of budget cuts.
Stuck in the nightmare of the zero-hours economy, Ricky and Abbie try to keep their family together – hoping for a better future but knowing that something has to give. An impassioned, damning, and deeply moving film.
Dir: Ken Loach
Cast: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood
UK/Fra/Bel 2019, 101mins