My Name is Joe

Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.

In this classic Ken Loach film, Peter Mullan plays Joe Kavanagh, a man struggling with unemployment and alcoholism who falls in love with Sarah, his health visitor. The film follows his relationship with Sarah, as well as his troubles with Alcoholics Anonymous and his friend Liam. Mullan's portrayal of Joe led to him winning Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival.

My Name Is Joe (1998) on IMDb

LaurelBritish Independent Film Awards - Best British Independent Film
LaurelBritish Independent Film Awards - Best British Director of an Independent Film
LaurelBritish Independent Film Awards - Best Original Screenplay by a British Writer of a Produced Independent Film
Laurel Danish Film Awards - Best Non-American Film
LaurelBodil Awards - Best Non-American Film

Reviews and More

Often with a film like this you think you know how it has to end. The ending of "My Name Is Joe'' left me stunned. I've rarely seen a film where the conclusion is so unexpected, and yet, in its own way, so logical, and so inevitable. ” – Roger Ebert

The Producers

Ken Loach

One of Britain's greatest filmmakers, Ken Loach has been a pioneer of socially conscious, uncompromising cinema, serving as Britain’s celluloid conscience throughout the last fifty years. From his breakthrough film Kes to the Palm d’Or winning I, Daniel Blake, Loach's career is a testament to cinema's ability to challenge the powerful and champion the causes of the oppressed. Spanning subjects as different as the Spanish Civil War (Land and Freedom) to the Liverpool’s dock work-ins (The Big Flame), witness the work of one of the defining artists of the 20th and 21st century.

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