"My Name is Joe"
Directed by Ken Loach
Joe Kavanagh is on the wagon, but still raw after some
chaotic years of drinking. He is bursting with energy, determined to live
life to the fullest and ready to make up for his past mistakes. Sarah Downey
is an independent and private woman who lives for her job as a health
visitor. When Joe and Sarah meet, neither is ready for a relationship. My Name
is Joe is the heartfelt story of an unlikely romance between two very different
people. As Joe attempts to manage his new life and budding romance, he contemplates his
torrid past, his complex present, and the changes that he needs to make in order to secure
a bright future. Starring Peter Mullan (Trainspotting), winner
of the Best Actor Award at Cannes Film Festival. "A moving, powerful
film...wonderfully real.:...New York Post. My Name is Joe won the British
Independent Film Awards for Best British Director, Best British Independent Film and Best
Original Screenplay by a British writer for an Independent British Film.