LADYBIRD, LADYBIRD, inspired by a real event, is a love story: the story of Maggie and Jorge and their struggle to have a family. Maggie has had four children (by four different fathers) removed by Social Services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still haunts her. Once entangled with the social work bureaucracy, she finds it difficult to break free. LADYBIRD, LADYBIRD is an emotional and harrowing story of a woman’s fight to keep her children and her relationship intact.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Ken Loach

Written by: Rona Munro

Produced by: Sally Hibbin

Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd

Editing: Jonathan Morris

Cast: Vladimir Vega (Jorge), Crissy Rock (Maggie)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 1994