Ken Loach's new film to close Take One Action 2019

Take One Action 2019 will close with Sorry We Missed You, the latest film from Ken Loach, and will open with Push, a doc concerned with the worldwide crisis in affordable housing

Article by Jamie Dunn | 02 Aug 2019
  • Sorry We Missed You

Global change festival Take One Action is back in September and it's got two great-looking films lined up to bookend proceedings. The festival kicks off on 18 September with Push, Fredrik Gertten’s documentary on the global housing crisis. Writing in Screen Daily, Allan Hunter said that "the value of Push is the way it opens eyes to a complex issue in a way that is accessible and thought-provoking."

The closing gala should be really special. Take One Action's patrons, legendary director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty, will be previewing their latest collaboration, Sorry We Missed You. The film is a lament to the mistreatment of people on zero-hour contracts by greedy businesses and overstretched public services. Laverty's script concerns the lives of a delivery driver and his carer wife, who are both stretched to their limits by the gig economy. In his five-star review, Peter Bradshaw of the Guardian said "this brilliant film will focus minds." You can focus your own mind when Sorry We Missed You screens at Take One Action on 29 September.

The full programme for this year's Take One Action festival will be announced on 14 August. It will showcase feature films and shorts from across the world alongside a vibrant programme of filmmaker masterclasses, changemaker workshops, a documentary filmmaking experiment and community meals. 

Take One Action Film Festival, 18-29 Sep