In a struggling mining community, TJ Ballantyne, the determined pub owner fights to keep the last pub standing. When Syrian refugees unexpectedly arrive in the village, tensions escalate. TJ forges an improbable friendship with Yara, a young Syrian with a camera, as they strive to bridge the divide between the two communities.
The Old Oak,” directed by BAFTA winner Ken Loach and written by Paul Laverty, delves into themes of fragility, hope, and human connection during difficult times. This film marks another chapter in their enduring collaboration, with the addition of BAFTA-winning producer Rebecca O’Brien, following the success of acclaimed films like “Sorry We Missed You” and “I, Daniel Blake.