The Old Oak | IFI@Belltable - Lime Tree Theatre

The Old Oak | IFI@Belltable

Ken Loach | UK/France/Belgium | 113 mins | Digital 


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The Old Oak will reportedly Ken Loach’s last film as director. Now 87, he reunites with screenwriter Paul Laverty for their fourteenth feature together, a collaboration that has seen the duo win two Palmes d’Or. 5pm screening will be Open Captioned

The Old Oak | IFI@Belltable

The Old Oak

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In Northern English city Durham, T.J. Ballantyne (Dave Turner) is landlord of the titular pub, a rundown establishment that serves as a focal point for a community still scarred by Margaret Thatcher’s devastating attitude to the miners’ strike of the 1980s.

Feeling ignored by those in authority, resentment is to the fore when groups of Syrian refugees are housed in the area.

T.J.’s friendship with Yara (Ebla Mari), a young woman desperate for news of her imprisoned father, and his attempts to merge the communities, puts him and his meagre livelihood at risk in a typically compassionate and humane call to arms from Laverty and Loach.

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  • Please note, IFI@Belltable ticket price includes a booking charge.
  • Seating is unallocated for this screening.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • On street parking.

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