Dir: Ken Loach, UK, 2019, 101 mins
Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone
If there’s one thing you can say about Ken Loach (to paraphrase Shakespeare) ‘Age does not wither him’. His latest film about an unemployed builder who takes a parcel delivery job in the gig economy took Cannes by storm, and deservedly so. A powerful film, spiked with humour and moments of rare but profound humanity, it’s in the quiet observation of a frayed couple of working parents and their two children that Loach’s latest achieves real, nuanced emotional engagement.