I, Daniel Blake

"Loach is nothing if not a humanist, one who sees what should unite us all in times of duress, and this is arguably one of his best and most accessible movies to date."
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"“I, Daniel Blake” is one of Loach’s finest films, a drama of tender devastation that tells its story with an unblinking neorealist simplicity that goes right back to the plainspoken purity of Vittorio De Sica. "
- Owen Gleiberman, Variety
"Its performances — from the comedian Dave Johns, who portrays Daniel, down to the tiniest role — are so fine-tuned that you often feel you are watching a Frederick Wiseman documentary."
- Stephen Holden, The NY Times

Synopsis

A 59-year-old carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as they battle the impersonal, bureaucratic forces of the benefits system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance. British master Ken Loach won his second Palme d’Or at Cannes for this timely drama with equal amounts of humor, warmth and despair.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Year: 2016

CREDITS

CAST
Hayley Squires (Kattie)
Dave Johns (Daniel Blake)
DIRECTED BY
Ken Loach

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PHOTOS

Hayley Squires as Kattie in I, DANIEL BLAKE, Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Hayley Squires as Kattie and Dave Johns as Daniel Blake in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Hayley Squires as Kattie and Dave Johns as Daniel Blake in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Director Ken Loach. Credit: Dave Johns. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Director Ken Loach. Courtesy Mongrel Media.
Dave Johns as Daniel Blake in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Hayley_Squires, Briana_Shann, Dylan_Mckiernan in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Briana_Shann, Dylan_Mckiernan, Hayley_Squires in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Dave_Johns in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Hayley_Squires, Briana_Shann and Dave_Johns in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Kate_Rutter in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Hayley_Squires in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Dave_Johns in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Dave_Johns in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Dave_Johns in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Hayley_Squires and Briana_Shann in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Dave_Johns in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Dave_Johns and Hayley_Squires in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Hayley_Squires in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Dylan_Mckiernan and Briana_Shann in I, DANIEL BLAKE. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.