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Country: UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE, BELGIUM
Run Time: 100 minutes
A tightly knit working-class family in Newcastle is ripped apart at the seams as they desperately struggle to make ends meet following the 2008 financial crisis in this searing British drama. Drowning in debt, Ricky Turner makes the decision to enter the burgeoning gig economy and joins a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. This new job is relentless, with a bulldog supervisor breathing down his neck, requiring him to meet impossible quotas to avoid being heavily fined. Naturally, this stress implodes life at home where he and his wife Abby, a home care nurse spread equally thin, do their best to raise their volatile and delinquent teenage son, while their young daughter silently watches on. This expertly crafted and deeply moving film captures the shaky economic realities familiar to so many today and zeroes in on how we live now with a raw honesty and bracing emotional power. SORRY WE MISSED YOU emerges as an urgent work of compassionate social realism from Ken Loach, a firebrand legend of the genre. – R.J.T.
Tower City Cinemas
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 7:05 PM ET
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 1:25 PM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
International Narrative Competition
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