I, Daniel Blake

All Equal?
Director: Ken Loach | Countries of production: Belgium, France, United Kingdom | Year: 2016 | Length: 100 min
Language: English | Certificate: 15 Cert

Screened as part of TOAFF16

Take One Action patron Ken Loach returns to contemporary Britain for this impassioned indictment of its brutal welfare system.

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 work of scolding and moving relevance.”

“Ken Loach is back with a protest cry for common humanity.”
Sight and Sound

Cannes Film Festival, Winner, Palme d’Or