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I, Daniel Blake
Veteran British director Ken Loach’s film – which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year – proves that his anger and frustration at the authorities’ treatment of ordinary folk is undiminished. Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is the archetypal Loach hero, frustrated at the processes he has to go through to claim welfare support after a heart-attack leaves him unable to work. He is joined in his battle against the bureaucratic machine by Katie (Hayley Squires), a young mother of two, who struggles to get support after having relocated from London to Newcastle. Imbued with a deep sense of compassion and anger, it is a film made with real heart.
2016 / English dialogue with English and Arabic subtitles / Colour / 100 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: U.A.E Premiere
Rating: 12+
Contains: Adult References
Director: Ken Loach
Producer: Rebecca O'brien
Scriptwriter: Paul Laverty
DOP: Robbie Ryan
Editor: Jonathan Morris
Composer: George Fenton
Cast: Hayley Squires, Micky McGregor, Dave Johns
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