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Daniel Blake (59) 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.

  • Director: Ken Loach
  • Country: UK
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2016
  • Run Time: 01:40:00
  • imdb Score: 7.9/10 (20,665 votes)
  • Language: English
  • Rating: R
  • Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy
"Writer-director Ken Loach has been making movies about the British working class since the mid-60s, and this masterful dramatic feature proves that even after all these years he can still work himself up into righteous, white-hot rage."
J.R. Jones - CHICAGO READER

"This is a simple story about a hot topic. It's wonderfully told, full of deep compassion, scalding rage and surprising humor. It's not to be missed."
Colin Covert - MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

"Johns makes it all bearable. Inviting, even. His performance has such a gentle humanity, even (especially) in the darkest scenes that you can't turn away."
Bill Goodykoontz - ARIZONA REPUBLIC

"Brims with spirit, sympathy and candor as it tackles the catastrophic displacement brought on by economic and technological change."
Ann Hornaday - WASHINGTON POST

"It's enough to make you want to scream, except you don't have to scream. Ken Loach does the screaming for you."
Mick LaSalle - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

AWARDS

Cannes Film Festival 2016
Palme d'Or, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention and Palm DogManitarian Award - Best Director

Locarno Int'l Film Festival 2016
Audience Award - Best Director

Vancouver Int'l Film Festival 2016
Most Popular International Feature

San Sebastián Int'l Film Festival 2016
Best Film

Denver Int'l Film Festival 2016
Best Film

Stockholm Film Festival 2016
Audience Award

FESTIVALS

Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2016

Stockholm Int'l Film Festival 2016

New Zealand Int'l Film Festival 2016

New Horizons Film Festival 2016

Locarno Film Festival 2016

Helsinki Int'l Film Festival 2016

Edmonton Int'l Film Festival 2016

New York Film Festival 2016

Busan Int'l Film Festival 2016

Chicago Int'l Film Festival 2016

and more ...