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I, Daniel Blake (15)
Dir. Ken Loach, UK, France, Belgium, 100 mins, 2016.
Winner of Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes, Loach returns with passion and searing relevance.
Daniel Blake, 59, has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, after a heart attack and nearly falling from a scaffold, 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.
‘A work of scalding and moving relevance’
‘The pure anger and humanity will stop you in your tracks’
‘An immediate classic’
‘Ken Loach is back with a protest cry for common humanity’
SIGHT & SOUND
- Mon 21 Nov: 7.30pm
- Thu 24 Nov: 6.10pm & 8.15pm
- Fri 25 Nov: 2.30pm
- Sat 26 Nov: 6.30pm