The Old Oak

THE OLD OAK is the story of a village in the Northeast of England, where the mine closed, and people feel deserted by the system. Many young ones have left and what was once a thriving, proud community struggles to keep old values alive. But there is growing anger, resentment, and a lack of hope. Houses are cheap and available. This makes it an ideal location for the Syrian refugees that have been accepted by Britain in recent years. How will the Syrians be received? And what will be the future for the last remaining pub in the village, The Old Oak?

  • Ken Loach
    I, Daniel Blake, Sorry We Missed You
  • Paul Laverty
    I, Daniel Blake, Sorry We Missed You
  • Rebecca O'Brien
    I, Daniel Blake, Sorry We Missed You
  • Pascal Caucheteux
  • Dave Turner
    Key Cast
  • Ebla Mari
    Key Cast
  • Claire Rodgerson
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan Morris
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 53 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Cannes Film Festival
    World Premiere
    In Competition
Distribution Information
  • Photon Films
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ken Loach

Ken Loach was born in 1936 in Nuneaton. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School and went on to study law at St. Peter's Hall, Oxford. After a brief spell in the theatre, Loach was recruited by the BBC in 1963 as a television director. This launched a long career directing films for television and the cinema, from Cathy Come Home and Kes in the sixties to Land And Freedom, Sweet Sixteen, The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2006), Looking for Eric, The Angels’ Share and I, Daniel Blake (Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2016).

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