Sorry We Missed You

Sorry We Missed You

Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation. Directed by Ken Loach and written by Paul Laverty who also partnered in making The Angel's Share, I Daniel Blake and Jimmy's Hall.

Running Time
101 minutes
Release to DVD: T.B.A.

The Critics Comment

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London Evening Standard/Charlotte O'Sullivan
Loach, clearly still buzzing from the success of I, Daniel Blake, is having the time of his life. Don't miss this. You'll be sorry if you do.

The Guardian/Peter Bradshaw
It's fierce, open and angry, unironised and unadorned, about a vital contemporary issue whose implications you somehow don't hear on the news.

Variety/Owen Glieberman
Loach has now done it again. His new film, "Sorry We Missed You," is another intimate and powerful drama about what's going on in people's everyday lives - not just in England, but all over the world.

Hollywood Reporter/David Rooney
A drama of such searing human empathy and quotidian heartbreak that its powerful climactic scenes actually impede your breathing.

Los Angeles Times/Justin Chang
As a stripped-down, minutely detailed portrait of the daily grind as back-breaking Sisyphean ordeal, "Sorry We Missed You" is engrossing and bluntly persuasive.

AWFJ Women on Film/Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Sorry We Missed You is marked by a determined vision to reveal the abuses, exploitations and humiliations rife in the contemporary British labor market for those who struggle to survive on its outskirts, and he does so with immense compassion.


BAFTA Nomination: Outstanding British Film

British Independent Film Awards Nomination: Best British Film

Cannes Nomination: Palme d'Or

Chicago International Film Festival Winner: Best Actress (Debra Honeywood)

Chicago International Film Festival Nomination: Best Feature

Hamburg International Film Festival Nomination: Art Cinema Award

International Cinematographers Film Festival Nomination: Golden Camera Award

Ljubljana International Film Festival Winner: Youth Jury Award

San Sebastian International Film Festival Winner: Audience Award

St. Louis International Film Festival Winner: Best Narrative Feature

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