I, Daniel Blake, screens from Friday 21st October and it looks set to be one of his best!
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.
★★★★☆ Ken Loach’s welfare state polemic is blunt, dignified and brutally moving – Guardian
★★★☆ At the age of 80, the director hasn’t lost his knack for telling stories about marginalised characters with wit, anger and humanity – The Independent
Why ‘I, Daniel Blake’ is Ken Loach’s Best Movie in Years – IndieWire
I, Daniel Blake is as timely today as was Kes in the late 60s or Raining Stones in the 90s. – Sight and Sound
Tickets available here