Director Ken Loach teams once again with 'I, Daniel Blake' screenwriter Paul Laverty this week for another powerful indictment of the capitalist forces shaping modern Britain - 'Sorry We Missed You'. Rediscover the filmmaker's stirring documentary of 2013 'The Spirit of '45', an impassioned film about the period of unprecedented community spirit in Britain during the war years.
1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother's and our sister's keeper. Director Ken Loach uses archive footage alongside contemporary interviews to create a rich political and social narrative.
★★★★ "Ken Loach's nostalgic homage to the birth of the welfare state and Beveridge spirit is salutary for our age of austerity" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★ "Film of the Week" - Sight and Sound Magazine