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Toronto, Sep 8 (Canadian-Media): The filmmaker Ken Loach in North American Premiere "Sorry We Missed You" boldly criticizes institutions and depict how working-class people can be caught in the cycle of systemic exploitation, TIFF reports said.
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In this film Ken portrays a family who sacrifices nearly all they have for the uncertain promise of independence.
Ricky (Kris Hitchen) is a former construction worker loses job and home in the 2008 financial crash. Eager to be his own boss, he takes a delivery gig working under a ruthless manager and makes an upfront investment. After he convinces his wife, Abbie (Debbie Honeywood), a home-care nurse, to sell her car in order to buy the van for his job, Complications arise as Ricky starts to discover the harsh realities, his son Seb (Rhys Stone) failure in his new-found, semi-politicized vocation as a graffiti artist, drag them further behind.
Ken Loach was born in Warwickshire, England, and studied law at St. Peter's College, Oxford. His early work as a director included the classic BBC series Up the Junction (65).
He made his feature debut with Poor Cow (67), Kes (69); Hidden Agenda (90) and Raining Stones (93), both of which won Cannes Special Jury Prizes.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (06) and I, Daniel Blake (16), which both won the Palme d'Or. Many of his films have played the Festival. Sorry We Missed You (19) is his latest film.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)