Winner - Palme d'Or - 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Daniel Blake 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.
“The quiet beauty of I, Daniel Blake – the reason it’s the rare political drama that touches the soul – is that we believe, completely, in these people.” ~ Variety
"While the framework and perspective are familiar, the veteran Brit director's films can still have the power to grip us in an emotional chokehold." ~ Hollywood Reporter