I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity, leading a one-man crusade for compassion that will transform the lives of a struggling single mother (Hayley Squires) and her two children.

Director: Ken Loach
Genre(s): Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 100 min
Starring: Briana Shann,  Dave Johns,  Dylan McKiernan,  Hayley Squires,  Sharon Percy
Sundance Selects | Release Date: December 23, 2016

 

Review Scores

8.5
  • Tomatometer - 9
  • Metacritic - 8