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Watch the trailer for Ken Loach's new film on the gig economy

The I, Daniel Blake director’s latest look at poverty in the UK comes in Sorry We Missed You

Ken Loach

Ken Loach’s films have been shifting perceptions of poverty and homeless in the UK for over half a century.

From Cathy Come Home to I, Daniel Blake, the storied director’s films push social issues to the forefront where other filmmakers dare to tread.

And he’s not done at the age of 83, as he released the trailer for his new film Sorry We Missed You today.

This time Loach’s gaze is on the gig economy and zero-hour contracts, following a Ricky and his family in the uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash.

The opportunity to wrestle back independence comes in the shape of a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver.

The team that created the Cannes Festival’s Palme D’Or-winning I, Daniel Blake are back with Loach – including writer Paul Lavery – while Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone and Katie Proctor will star.

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