Deborah Ross

Soapy and sentimental: Ken Loach’s The Old Oak reviewed

It's not one of the films he'll be remembered for

Ebla Mari’s performance as Yara is delicate and layered

Ken Loach has said The Old Oak will be his last film – he’s 87; the golf course probably beckons. It’s not one of the ones he’ll be remembered for. At least, however, it is starkly different from the others as it’s a cheerful, sunny romcom set in Paris in the spring.

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