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  • Director

    Ken Loach

  • Starring

    Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, David McKay, Anne-Marie Kennedy

  • Run Time

    105 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin

    UK, Germany, France, Spain

  • Language


  • Director of Photography: Barry Ackroyd

  • Editor: Jonathan Morris

  • Produced by: Rebecca O'Brien

  • Music: George Fenton

  • Screenplay by: Paul Laverty

  • Production Designer: Martin Johnson

My Name Is Joe

Part of the 4 Views of Scotland Strand


Joe (Peter Mullan) is a recovering alcoholic living in a deprived part of Glasgow. A chance at happiness comes in the form of health worker Sarah (Louise Goodall), but can Joe hang on to that hope or will his troubled friend Liam (David McKay) be his downfall? Directed by Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake) written by Paul Laverty (Even the Rain, The Olive Tree) and produced by Rebecca O’Brien (In Person: Icíar Bollaín in Conversation with Rebecca O’Brien), the film premiered at the 51st Cannes Film Festival, where Mullan won Best Actor. [15]

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