I, Daniel Blake was the toast of the recent Cannes Film Festival, where it scooped the prestigious Palme d'Or.
The movie sees Ken Loach back in the director's chair and I, Daniel Blake saw him win the Palme D'Or for the second time. He is a fantastic character filmmaker and I, Daniel Blake is a movie that's not to be missed this autumn.
Sadly, the movie will not be released until October but the official trailer for the movie has arrived. Take a look:
I, Daniel Blake is the first feature film for Loach since Jimmy's Hall back in 2014. The movie also sees the filmmaker reunite with screenwriter Paul Laverty, who wrote the scripts for The Wind That Shakes the Barley, The Angels' Share, and Jimmy's Hall.
The movie sees Dave Johns is on board in the central role of Daniel and is joined on the cast list by Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan, and Briana Shann.
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 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.
Loach is one of the best filmmakers of his generation and I cannot wait to see him back in the director's chair.
I, Daniel Blake is released 21st October.
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