I, Daniel Blake
It's a monumental farce, isn't it? Looking for non-existent jobs and all it does is humiliate me.
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I, Daniel Blake Synopsis
Daniel Blake, 59, who has worked as a joiner most of his life in the North East of England needs help from the State for the first time ever following an illness.
He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one roomed homeless hostel in London is to accept a flat some 300 miles away.
Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy now played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.
Winner of the Cannes 2016 top filmmaking prize, the Palme d'Or
Winner of 2 British Independent Film Awards 2016; Best Actor Dave Johns, and Most Promising Newcomer Hayley Squires. Nominated for 7: Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor & Most Promising Newcomer Dave Johns, Best Actress and Most Promising Newcomer Hayley Squires
Nominated for 4 European Film Awards 2016: European Film, European Director Ken Loach, European Screenwriter Paul Laverty, European Actor Dave Johns
Winner Outstanding British Film at the British Academy Film Awards 2017 (BAFTA). Also nominated for Best Film, Director Ken Loach, Supporting Actress Hayley Squires and Original Screenplay Paul Laverty
Winner of The Attenborough Award for British/Irish Film of the Year London Critics' Circle Film Awards
Fans should also check out the interactive documentary on BBC Taster "How To Make A Ken Loach Film"
Dave Johns, Hayley Squires
Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat, Vincent Maraval
BBC Films and BFI present A Sixteen Films, Why Not Productions and Wild Bunch Production
21 October 2016
Out on DVD
27 February 2017
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