“Form is content. But other things can be content too”, Brian De Palma once said.
Well, that’s pretty much how I feel. Ken Loach’s ironically titled It’s a Free World is certainly a wholy uncinematic film that fits into the latter category. But Loach’s film is big on credibility. The main character is exceptionally well fleshed out and we understand the poor’s corrupting struggles to make it. Social realism that is at times heart breaking.