Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cathy Come Home (1966)

Directed by Kenneth Loach
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

A young couple in a crowded British city struggle to find proper housing when she becomes pregnant and he loses his job. They are soon unable to afford their posh modern apartment and move in with his mother. However, the crowded apartment soon leads to tensions and they are lucky to find another place that allows children. When that landlady dies, the new heirs kick them out and they are forced to live in a trailer on a street. Local residents object, leading to arson and tragedy. Forced to move once again, they end up in an abandoned building. Social workers allow her and the children to move into temporary quarters, but that does not include her husband, who then leaves town looking for work. When that time expires, the government decides to take her remaining children. Devastating account of homelessness and hopelessness, though Loach's heavy handed approach tends to distract.

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