"Sometimes I think the earth needs to be scorched. Replanted so something good will come of it."
Ken Loach circa late-2010s is not necessarily known for his subtlety and Sorry We Missed You carries forward the approach of I, Daniel Blake by driving home its message by piling on the abject misery at an overwhelming rate.
When he, and his favoured writer Paul Laverty, do this it certainly reads as clumsy, didactic filmmaking, but they do it because the subjects that concern them are vital and, in today's Britain, vitally overlooked.
Glimmers of artful imagery, haunting moments…