Sorry We Missed You + Q&A 15

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From the archive

This film was last shown on 23 October 2019

This screening will include a live streamed Q&A with Ken Loach, Paul Laverty and the cast and crew of the film.

Ken Loach returns after 2016’s I, Daniel Blake with the fierce, vital Sorry We Missed You. Supported by his long time collaborators, screenwriter Paul Laverty and producer Rebecca O’Brien, Loach's latest is a passionate indictment of Tory austerity, the absurdities and cruelties of the gig economy, and the impossibility of achieving anything but basic economic survival on an unpredictable minimum wage.

After losing both his career and mortgage after the 2008 financial crash, with a family to support, Ricky is unable to pass up a job with a delivery company, but it turns out the zero-hours job offers no support, no benefits and workers must meet unreasonable targets. Alarmed by their rising debts, and with his wife facing equally exploitative pressures in her own job, their family life struggles to cope with the increasing pressure.

Rigorously researched via off-the-record interviews, Sorry We Missed You depicts the devastating human cost of zero-hours contracts with gut-wrenching honesty and integrity.


Ken Loach
1 hour 42 minutes
Debbie Honeymoon, Kris Hitchen, Nikki Marshall


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