The movie

The Old Oak

Latest film by the 86-year-old, as always socially committed, Ken Loach, who won his second Palme d'Or in Cannes in 2016 for I, Daniel Blake. Cafe the Old Oak is owned by TJ Ballantyne who is struggling to keep his head above water.

Length: 113 min
Country: Groot-Brittanniƫ
Language spoken: Engels
Language subtitles: Nederlands
Cast: Debbie Honeywood, Chris Gotts
Director: Ken Loach
Release date: 2023

Description

In a run-down town in northern England where the mines have closed and many people have moved elsewhere, houses are cheap and available. The residents' common meeting point is the last remaining pub, The Old Oak. The cafe is owned by TJ Ballantyne who is struggling to keep his head above water. When Syrian refugees arrive in the village unannounced, they are met with fierce resistance from the close-knit local community. However, TJ takes care of the young Syrian photographer Yara and a special bond develops between the two. This resulted in their initiative to create a kind of canteen in The Old Oak for the poorest in the community, regardless of their cultural background.

Latest film by the 86-year-old, as always socially committed, Ken Loach, who won his second Palme d'Or in Cannes in 2016 for I, Daniel Blake.