Sorry We Missed You

DIRECTOR(S): Ken Loach COUNTRIES: Belgium, France, United Kingdom   YEAR: 2019   LANGUAGE(S): English   SUBTITLES: German   RUNNING TIME: 100 min

SECTION: Previews at Cinecittà 2019, Open Eyes 2020


Sunday, 06.10., 8.00 pm, Cinecittà


Ricky, Abby and their two children live in Newcastle. They are a strong family who care for each other. Ricky has skipped from one laboring job to another while Abby, who loves her work, cares for old people. Despite working longer and harder they realize they will never have independence or their own home. It’s now or never; the app revolution offers Ricky a golden opportunity. He and Abby make a bet. She sells her car so Ricky can buy a shiny new van and become a freelance driver, with his own business at last. The modern world impinges on these four souls in the privacy of their kitchen; the future beckons.

In his follow-up to I, DANIEL BLAKE, which won the Golden Palm in Cannes, Ken Loach once again takes the side of the exploited in a film that is full of empathy and rage.


Ken Loach was born in 1936 in Nuneaton. He attended the King Edward VI Grammar School and went on to study law at St. Peter’s Hall, Oxford. After a brief spell in the theatre, the BBC recruited Loach in 1963 to direct television programs. This launched a long career directing films for television and the cinema, from Cathy Come Home and Kes in the sixties to Land of Freedom, Sweet Sixteen, The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2006), Looking for Eric, The Angels’ Share and I, Daniel Blake (Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2016). In 2007, Ken Loach accepted the NIHRFF Lifetime Achievement Award.


Poor Cow (1967), Kes (1969), Family Life (1971), Black Jack (1979), Looks and Smiles (1981), Fatherland (1986), Raining Stones (1993), Ladybird, Ladybird (1994), Land of Freedom (1995), Carla’s Song (1996), My Name is Joe (1998), Bread and Roses (2000), The Navigators (2001), The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006), It’s a Free World (2007), Looking for Eric (2009), Route Irish (2011), The Angel’s Share (2012), I, Daniel Blake (2016), Sorry, We Missed You (2019)

SCRIPT: Paul Laverty PRODUCERS: Rebecca O’Brien, Philippe Logie, Eimhear McMahon, Jack Thomas-O’Brien CAMERA: Robbie Ryan   EDITOR: Jonathan Morris   MUSIC: George Fenton   CAST: Kris Hitchen , Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone , Katie Proctor

PRODUCTION: Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Sixteen Films   WORLD SALES: Wild Bunch