I, Daniel Blake (15)
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
Dir. Ken Loach, UK, France, Belgium, 100 mins, 2016.
Winner of Palme dOr at this years Cannes, Loach returns with passion and searing relevance.
Daniel Blake, 59, has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, after a heart attack and nearly falling from a scaffold, he needs help from the state for the first time in his life.
He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katies only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesnt know some 300 miles away.
Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-mans land caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of striver and skiver in modern day Britain.
A work of scalding and moving relevance
The pure anger and humanity will stop you in your tracks
An immediate classic
Ken Loach is back with a protest cry for common humanity
SIGHT & SOUND