I, Daniel Blake
Director Ken Loach
Starring Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy
Winner of the Palme d’Or in 2016, this is the story of an ordinary working man who, having suffered a heart attack, is battling with the welfare system. On his mission for an appeal he encounters a single mother and her two children who have been forced to migrate to Newcastle from their home in London.
Their relationship brings a lot of warmth and heart to the film as you see these disenfranchised people help each other because nobody within the system will.
“Brims with spirit, sympathy and candor as it tackles the catastrophic displacement brought on by economic and technological change.” – Washington Post
Average = 8.87
Beautifully moving and funny too.
All too real.
Shameful political state we all condone everytime we vote.
Our Government is a disgrace-21st Century Huh!
Answers in politics, not film.
This film needed to be made.
So very true for people using Food Banks. There but for the grace of God go I, and so many of us.