Cathy Come Home

Director: Ken Loach | Countries of production: United Kingdom | Year: 1969 | Length: 75 min
Language: English | Certificate: PG Cert
Genres: Drama | Topics: UK Poverty, Women's Empowerment | Regions: United Kingdom

A memorable ‘Wednesday Play’ made for the BBC in 1969, written by Jeremy Sandford and directed by Ken Loach. Cathy Come Home looks at little-discussed themes of the time, including homelessness, unemployment, and the rights of mothers to keep their own children.

This film tells the bleak tale of Cathy, who loses her home, husband and eventually her child through the inflexibility of the British welfare system, in a grim and ultimately influential tale of poverty in sixties London.

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