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I, Daniel Blake
will run from 20 April – 3 May, 2017

United Kingdom / 2016 / English dialogue with Arabic subtitles / Colour / 100 mins
Genre: Drama
Rating: 12+

Director : Ken Loach
Producer : Rebecca O'brien
Cast : Hayley Squires, Dave Johns

Trailer : Click Here

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity, leading a one-man crusade for compassion that will transform the lives of a struggling single mother (Hayley Squires) and her two children. Graced with humor and heart, I, Daniel Blake is a moving, much-needed reminder of the power of empathy from one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers.

Presented with the support of the British Council’s UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration initiative