I, Daniel Blake has been one of the most acclaimed movies of the summer... and now the brand new poster for the film has been unveiled.

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake marks the return of Ken Loach to the director's chair and won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

Loach became only the ninth filmmaker to win the Palme d'Or for a second time as he and his new film were the toast of the festival.

Roach has brought us movies such as Looking for Eric, and The Wind That Shakes the Barley in recent years but this is his first feature film since Jimmy's Hall back in 2014.

Dave Johns takes on the title role of Daniel Blake and is joined on the cast list by Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan, Briana Shann, and Mick Laffey.

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.

I, Daniel Blake is released 21st October.

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