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.

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    Winner of the Cannes 2016 top filmmaking prize, the Palme d'Or

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    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

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    Nominated for 4 European Film Awards 2016: European Film, European Director Ken Loach, European Screenwriter Paul Laverty, European Actor Dave Johns

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    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

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    Winner of The Attenborough Award for British/Irish Film of the Year London Critics' Circle Film Awards

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    Fans should also check out the interactive documentary on BBC Taster "How To Make A Ken Loach Film"

    Credits

    Starring:

    Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

    Director:

    Ken Loach

    Producers:

    Rebecca O'Brien

    Screenplay:

    Paul Laverty

    Executive Producers:

    Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat, Vincent Maraval

    Sales agent:

    WildBunch

    Distributor:

    eOne

    Credits summary:

    BBC Films and BFI present A Sixteen Films, Why Not Productions and Wild Bunch Production

    Certificate:

    15

    Running time:

    100 mins

    Release Dates

    Released

    21 October 2016

    Out on DVD

    27 February 2017