10 years in the making


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 humanityThe 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