I, Daniel Blake, the 2016 Palme d'Or winner from director Ken Loach (The Angels' Share, MFF2013) is a work of startling empathy and relevancy about the working class coming together as a community. It's the story of one man's struggle for dignity as he navigates byzantine British bureaucracy in an attempt to maintain welfare benefits as he recovers from a heart attack. As this old dog attempts to learn new tricks to get by (using computers and smartphones), he befriends a single mother and her two children on this gripping journey toward compassion.
Cast Dave Johns, Dylan McKiernan, Sharon Percy, Kate Rutter, Briana Shann, Kema Sikazwe, Hayley Squires
Producer Rebecca O'Brien
Screenwriter Paul Laverty
Cinematographer Robbie Ryan
Editor Jonathan Morris