Ken Loach’s first feature film is a landmark in British social realist filmmaking and a snapshot of London in the 60s, starring Carol White (Up the Junction, Cathy Come Home) as young mother Joy.
Beautiful, free-spirited and resilient Joy has a catalogue of bad choices to look back on. Now, Joy is struggling to cope as a single mother while her uncaring husband is in jail. Clutching at any slight chance of happiness, she falls for his associate, Dave – but with heart-breaking results.
*‘A remarkable film, a time-capsule character study of great warmth and compassion’*★★★★ Time Out
‘Incredibly moving […] an early gem from the social realist movement’ ★★★★ The Times