About the Film
Daniel Blake 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.
A tour de force
I, Daniel Blake is an absolute tour de force. It highlights what is wrong with Britain, and in particular, government policy towards the poor. This is a 'must see' film for everyone. It is a classic, and winner of the 2016 Palme D'or at Cannes.
Such a bad film
The worst film I have ever seen, the story line is poor, the acting is terrible and the attempt to address the social issue of benefits has been over exaggerated to say the least! Don't waste your time watching this film! A genuine 2 hours of my life I will never get back!
This film should be shown in Parliament at PMQ time!
This film will make you laugh, make you cry and make you despair at the plight of the victims of a system which is no longer 'fit for purpose.' A great tribute to the humanity of its award-winning director Ken Loach.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2016
- © 2016 Sixteen Tyne Limited, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, Les Films du Fleuve, British Broadcasting Corporation, France 2 Cinéma and The British Film Institute