MY NAME IS JOE
My Name is Joe
UK, Germany, France, Spain – 1998 – Color – 105’
Direction: Ken Loach | Screenplay: Paul Laverty | Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd | Editing: Jonathan Morris | Music: George Fenton | Cast: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis, Lorraine McIntosh, David McKay, Anne-Marie Kennedy, Scott Hannah, Stephen McCole | Production: Rebecca O'Brien, Ulrich Felsberg
A love story full of humour, passion and danger. The film explores the emotional struggles of Joe and Sarah amidst the drugs, prostitution and violence that condition their lives. No longer young, the couple carries baggage from the past so that tenderness is laced with the wariness of those bearing scars of previous emotional battles.
*The film was nominated for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998. At the same festival, lead actor Peter Mullan won the Best Actor Award, an award he also won at the British Empire Awards and London Critics Circle Film Awards. The film was also nominated for the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film at the BAFTA Awards.