The Old Oak (15)
Fri 06 Oct 2023 - Thu 12 Oct 2023
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
Various (See dates below)
Dir. Ken Loach
2023 | 113 mins | France, Belgium, UK
Ebla Mari, Dave Turner
All screenings have optional Audio Description available.
Films with * will play with Descriptive Subtitles.
Rumoured to be the final film of acclaimed British director Ken Loach, this powerful drama rounds off the Northern Trilogy that began with I, Daniel Blake and Sorry We Missed You.
The Old Oak is a special place. Not only is it the last pub standing, but it’s also the only remaining public space where people can meet in a once-thriving mining community that has seen thirty hard years of decline. TJ Ballantyne, the landlord, hangs on to The Old Oak by his fingertips, and his predicament is endangered even more when the pub becomes contested territory after the arrival of Syrian refugees who are placed in the village without any notice. In an unlikely friendship, TJ meets a curious young Syrian woman, Yara, who has a camera. Can they find a way for the two communities to understand each other?
∆ BBFC Rating Details:
15 – very strong language, racism theme