I, DANIEL BLAKE

By Ken LOACH

WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL - as SALES

Drama - Completed 2016


Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2016
Competition
Toronto - TIFF 2016
Special Presentations
San Sebastian FF 2016
Pearls San Sebastián, European Capital of Culture 2016 Audience Award
Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ken LOACH
    • Writer(s)
    • Paul LAVERTY
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/F8DF-2227-894B-AD88-E71F-U
    • Synopsis
    • Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. 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 has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.