I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake

A FILM BY: Ken Loach
WRITTEN BY: Paul Laverty
STARRING: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy

***Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival***

The latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity, leading a one-man crusade for compassion that will transform the lives of a struggling single mother (Hayley Squires) and her two children. Graced with humor and heart, I, DANIEL BLAKE is a moving, much-needed reminder of the power of empathy from one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers.

“A work of scalding and moving relevance.” --VARIETY

“Magnificent. Demands to be seen.” -- SIGHT & SOUND

Technical Information

Production Year: 2016
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English
Run Time: 100 mins
Format: DCP