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I, Daniel Blake

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Synopsis

Daniel Blake has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, 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.
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2016 - Special Presentations
Winner - Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2016

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
100 mins
Director
Ken Loach
Producer
Rebecca O'Brien
Editor
Jonathan Morris
Screenwriter
Paul Laverty
Director of Photography
Robbie Ryan
Principal Cast
Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

Genre

Production Company

UK, France, Belgium coproduction

Sixteen Films (UK), Why Not Productions (FR), Wild Bunch (FR), Les Films du Fleuve (BE) with the support of BFI (UK) and BBC Films (UK), France 2 Cinéma (FR), Canal + (FR), France Télévisions (FR), Le Pacte (FR), Cinéart (BE), Ciné + (FR), VOO and Be tv (BEL)

Sixteen Films
2nd Floor
187 Wardour Street
London
W1F 8ZB
+44 (0)20 7734 0168
http://www.sixteenfilms.co.uk

Sales
Company

Wild Bunch
Olivier Barbier
65 Rue de Dunkerque
75009 Paris
France
+33 1 43 13 21 15
obarbier@wildbunch.eu
http://www.wildbunch.biz