i, Daniel Blake

The Independant (UK)

Saturday 24 September 2016
15:30 to 17:10
Admission: Free of charge


Daniel Blake has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, he needs help from the State for the first time in his life.
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.


Year 2016
Type of film  Features
Running Time 100 mins
Director Ken Loach
Producer Rebecca O'Brien
Screenwriter Paul Laverty
Principal Cast Dave Johns, Hayley Squires
Genre Drama

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2016 - Special Presentations

Winner - Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2016