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Ken Loach on the Stresses of the Gig Economy and Why He Believes in Bernie Sanders

Ken Loach on the Stresses of the Gig Economy and Why He Believes in Bernie Sanders

More than Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or for I, Daniel Blake, the film’s Prize of the Ecumenical Jury–Special Mention indicates the nature of Loach and Paul Laverty’s oeuvre in the last twenty-five years. The prize honors works that “reveal the mysterious depths of human beings through what concerns them, their hurts and failings as well as their hopes.” In their newest film, Sorry We Missed You, instead of focusing on one character, as in I, Daniel Blake, “Loach widens his lens to a family of four, a heightening of emotional stakes in a move that richly pays off through Paul Laverty’s script,” Ed Frankl said in our rave Cannes review.

The story follows Ricky (Kris Hitchen) and his wife Abbie (Debbie Honeywood), along with their kids Seb (Rhys Stone) and Liza Jae (Katie Proctor). Abbie is strapped for family time as she relies on public

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