I, Daniel Blake

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Released: 21 October

Estimated Box Office: £ 1,000,000

Director: Ken Loach

Film Cast: Natalie Ann Jamieson, Colin Coombs, Harriet Ghost

Certificate: 15

Distributor: E1 Entertainment

Synopsis:

Daniel Blake, 59, who has worked as a joiner most of his life in the North East of England needs help from the State for the first time ever following an illness.

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 is to accept a flat some 300 miles away.

Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy now played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.

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Winner of the Cannes 2016 top filmmaking prize, the Palme d’Or.

 

 

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