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WIN! The Old Oak on Blu-ray!

To celebrate the release of The Old Oak, we’ve got TWO Blu-ray copies to Give Away!

For your chance to win, simply email your answer to the question below to competitions@filmjuice.com

Watch the trailer below and tell us what happens “when you eat together”?

A) You appreciate the world around you
B) You nourish each other
C) You stick together

SEND YOUR ENTRY TO COMPETITIONS@FILMJUICE.COM WITH THE ANSWER IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL. INCLUDE FULL CONTACT DETAILS. GOOD LUCK!

Entries close 7 January 2024

STUDIOCANAL UK, Sixteen Films and Why Not Productions are pleased to announce that Ken Loach & Paul Laverty’s THE OLD OAK will debut for Home Premiere on 13th November.

The film sees BAFTA-winning director Loach return to the North East following his previous two films I, Daniel Blake, winner of the Palme d’Or and BAFTA Outstanding British Film awards, and Sorry We Missed You which both also shot in the region. Shooting took place across County Durham last year in locations including Murton, Easington Colliery and Horden.

THE OLD OAK is a special place.  Not only is it the last pub standing, but it’s also 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 predicament is endangered even more when the pub becomes contested territory after the arrival of Syrian refugees who are placed in the village without any notice.  

In an unlikely friendship TJ meets a curious young Syrian Yara (Ebla Mari) with her camera.   Can they find a way for the two communities to understand each other?  So unfolds a deeply moving drama about their fragilities and hopes.  

THE OLD OAK is directed by BAFTA winner Ken Loach, written by BAFTA winner Paul Laverty and produced by BAFTA winner Rebecca O’Brien for Sixteen Films, all of whom continue their long-time collaboration following acclaimed films including Sorry We Missed YouI, Daniel Blake and Looking for Eric

The film is a Sixteen Films and Why Not production made with the support of the BFI, awarding National Lottery funding, and BBC Film, in co-production with Les Films du Fleuve. 

THE OLD OAK will be available on digital download and available to buy on Blu-ray and DVD from 15th December. 

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