First UK Trailer for Ken Loach's Delivery Drama 'Sorry We Missed You'
"This decides who lives, and who dies." Entertainment One UK has debuted the first official UK trailer for Ken Loach's latest film Sorry We Missed You, not to be confused with Sorry To Bother You. This initially premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in competition just a few months ago, and it's also playing at the Sydney Film Festival next. The indie drama is a follow-up to Loach's acclaimed Palme d'Or winning film I, Daniel Blake, with the same screenwriter. This time the focus is on a modern British family struggling to get by - the father takes a job as a delivery driver and feels the stress increase as he tries to make ends meet. The film stars Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor, and Ross Brewster. It's a strong film, about how terrible capitalism is and how much stress comes from trying to keep our lives stable.
Here's the official UK trailer for Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You, direct from eOne UK's YouTube:
From the award-winning team behind I, Daniel Blake, comes the film Sorry We Missed You - a powerful exploration of the contemporary world of work, the gig economy and the challenges faced by one family trying to hold it all together. A hard-up delivery driver (Kris Hitchen) and his wife (Debbie Honeywood) struggle to get by in modern-day England. Sorry We Missed You is directed by prolific British filmmaker Ken Loach, of many films including Poor Cow, Kes, Family Life, The Gamekeeper, Hidden Agenda, Riff-Raff, My Name Is Joe, The Navigators, Sweet Sixteen, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Looking for Eric, Route Irish, The Angels' Share, Jimmy's Hall, and I Daniel Blake previously. The screenplay is written by Paul Laverty. This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year playing in competition, and also showed at the Sydney Film Festival. Entertainment One UK will release Loach's Sorry We Missed You in UK cinemas starting November 1st, 2019 in the fall. There's still no US release date set yet. First impression?
There's more horror, thriller, joy and drama in everyday life than in most of the films. And Ken Loach knows it. That's why his films are so great ...
shiboleth on Jun 19, 2019
the acting looks top-notch but i'm not sure the story interests me - you don't have to watch this movie to see the sadness many people have to live through. however, i don't see why you think capitalism is "terrible" alex - what other option do you think is better? capitalism has been VERY good to me and i have no problem with the system. i do agree it's very sad to see people have to struggle in life; but, as far as i know, there has never been any guarantees in life.
dan on Jun 19, 2019
Well, capitalism is terrible for the most people. You must be minority. The Western countries generally make the minority of this world, but even they are not perfect for a lot of people. It's the system which makes sure that there are no 'any guarantees in life' for majority of people. And yes, there's 'other option', it's called a socialism. Not the old one, party version of it, but one that deals with 'guarantees in life'. And I'm saying this from the position which secures me a lot in my life (stable employment, my own appartement and relatively decent life) in this, existing system. Being open to alternatives is not necessarily a bad thing ... p.s. I believe that Alex has a good answer too ..
shiboleth on Jun 20, 2019
I don't know, I think you explained it all quite well. 😉 I just don't want to try and answer this because some people just can't get it. NO matter what you say or how much you show how awful and damaging and horrible capitalism is, they still see it as the only solution. Only in a hundred years once we've learned to grow past it will they begin teaching people and showing exactly how bad it was and how there ARE other alternatives that DO support all of the human race and our planet.
Alex Billington on Jun 20, 2019
It's hard to add anything more to it. Having awareness of things was always something tough for a lot of people. But it's needed. Cheers ...
shiboleth on Jun 20, 2019
Tough lives grow strong people. As long as you can subsist.
DAVIDPD on Jun 19, 2019
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