“This powerful parable about the failings of the benefits system avoids irony and cynicism and treats its troubled characters with humour and humanity”~Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Aroview: Infused with Loach's unique mix of tenderness and political consciousness, this deeply moving Palm d'or winner follows the troubled lives of a 50-something carpenter trying to make ends meet and a struggling single mother-of-two in London.
5 stars (Exceptional) Too few stars available! Should have been on TVNZ already, this gritty moving portrayal of the Kafkaesque "social welfare" system is totally relevant to NZ today. Neither left-wing nor pessimistic, it should be seen by parliamentarians and everyone else~Sandy