I, DANIEL BLAKE
Directed by: Ken Loach | Narrative Feature | 100 min | EnglishAbout the Film
Ken Loach returns with the social-realist drama I, DANIEL BLAKE, winning the legendary filmmaker his 2nd Palme d’Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival. At 59 years old, widower Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) suffers a severe heart attack and abruptly finds himself out of work. Blake must now rely on welfare from the British state in order to get by. When his benefits are unceremoniously revoked, Blake finds himself trapped by an unsympathetic system. With a career spanning almost fifty years, Loach’s latest offering is a heartbreakingly compassionate look at the hardships facing the working class in the midst of unforgiving bureaucracy.