The Unloved

2009 Drama

In the British Midlands, Lucy lives with an unstable, sometimes violent father. When the local social services step in to rescue her, Lucy leaves the chaos of her family for the uncertain dangers of a care home. Lucy is left to navigate the social services system that includes arbitrary rules, hostile older kids and, most powerfully, isolation. Almost by instinct, she learns to observe the shifting winds of her reality rather than always daring to react.