Distribution

Poor Cow (ICO R/I)

Dir: Ken Loach

United Kingdom (UK)

1967

102 mins

15

Play Dates

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  • Midlands
  • South East
  • Northern Ireland
  • South West

Broadway Cinema

24/06/2016

- 30/06/2016

Nottingham

Chichester Cinema at New Park

10/07/2016

- 14/07/2016

Excluded Dates: 11-13/07

Chichester

Duke of York's Picturehouse

10/07/2016

- 13/07/2017

Excluded Dates: 11/07/2016

Brighton

Queen's Film Theatre

24/06/2016

- 30/06/2017

Belfast

Watershed

24/06/2016

- 30/06/2016

Bristol

Broadway Cinema

24/06/2016

- 30/06/2016

Nottingham

Chichester Cinema at New Park

10/07/2016

- 14/07/2016

Excluded Dates: 11-13/07

Chichester

Duke of York's Picturehouse

10/07/2016

- 13/07/2017

Excluded Dates: 11/07/2016

Brighton

Queen's Film Theatre

24/06/2016

- 30/06/2017

Belfast

Watershed

24/06/2016

- 30/06/2016

Bristol

Cast:

Terence Stamp, Carol White, John Bindon

Poor Cow – Ken Loach’s first feature film and a landmark in British social realist filmmaking – is now available in a new digital restoration.

This snapshot of ’60s London stars Carol White (Up the Junction, Cathy Come Home) as young mother Joy.

Beautiful, free-spirited and resilient, Joy is nevertheless struggling to cope while her brutal, uncaring husband (John Bindon) is in jail. Clutching at any slight chance of happiness, she falls for his associate, Dave (Terence Stamp) – but with heart-breaking results. Loach depicts Joy’s world with typical care, showing how her plight derives from a set of social circumstances largely outside her control.

Full of ’60s colour and music – including the music of Donovan – it’s also stylistically innovative, with an improvised spontaneity and Joy providing first-person narration over the soundtrack.

It all serves to create a slightly distanced, ironic tone – offset by the film’s tender compassion for, and thoughtful involvement in, its subject.

Read our Director Catharine Des Forges on Loach’s ‘distinctive, beautiful, assured’ star Carol White in Sight & Sound.

Play Dates

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