DIRECTOR: KEN LOACH
CAST: TERENCE STAMP, CAROL WHITE, JOHN BINDON
Young Cockney mother Carol White’s no-good husband is in the slammer, so she doesn’t think twice when Stamp’s dashing young burglar comes a-calling. Loach’s deeply empathetic slice of working-class life is invested with a raw vigor by vivacious camerawork which explores the grotty backstreets and pub locals that make up the character’s world. A prequel of sorts to Soderbergh’s The Limey, which lifts its flashback scenes from Loach’s film.
Poor Cow is screening as part of the series Terence Stamp.