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The Old Oak


                                    Poster of The Old Oak

The Old Oak is a special place. Not only is it the last pub standing, it is the only remaining public space where people can meet in a once thriving mining community that has now fallen on hard times after 30 years of decline. TJ Ballantyne (Dave Turner) the landlord hangs on to The Old Oak by his fingertips, and his hold is endangered even more when the pub becomes contested territory after the arrival of Syrian refugees who are placed in the village. An unlikely friendship develops when TJ encounters a young Syrian with a camera, Yara (Ebla Mari). Can they find a way for the two communities to understand each other? So unfolds a deeply moving drama about loss, fear and the difficulty of finding hope.

Official Selection – Festival de Cannes – 2023

Director

Ken Loach

Screenplay

Paul Laverty

Country

United Kingdom

Year

2023

Duration

1h53

Category

Fiction

Language

English, subtitled in French

Distribution

TVA Films
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