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Eighty-year-old director Ken Loach (“The Wind That Shakes the Barley”) uses his craft to shine a light on social injustice, as well as on our capacity for human decency. He continues that mission with his gripping new film. The story centers on a widowed carpenter who must rely on welfare after a heart attack leaves him unable to work. Despite his doctor's diagnosis, he is denied benefits and told to get back on the job. While navigating through the appeal process, he develops a bond with a single mother who's struggling to take care of her kids. Winner of the 2016 Palme d'Or.

Ken Loach |  UK | 2016 | 100 min