Sorry we missed you
Ricky and Abby want their eleven-year-old daughter Liz and their sixteen-year-old son Seb to grow up in a house of their own. But they struggle to get the family economy to work. Abby works in home services and Ricky buys a van to try to make money as a courier. It doesn’t turn out as he hoped, and they have to work even harder than before. The children are left alone more and more often, which affects them in different ways. In Kommunalarbetaren, Catarina Berglund writes: “It is not a pleasant film. It runs like a steamroller through one's emotions and fears.” Sydsvenskan's Michael Tapper, in turn, thinks that "Few can capture the social humiliation of the working class in a society that puts money before human dignity with such force". Director Ken Loach has previously won both the Palme d'Or and a BAFTA for the film I, Daniel Blake.