Director : Ken Loach Writer : Paul Laverty Stars : Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy
Release : 13 May 2016 France/Film Festval – 18 March 2017 Japan
I, Daniel Blake is a 2016 British-French drama film directed by Ken Loach and written by Loach’s frequent collaborator Paul Laverty. The film stars Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan, and Briana Shann.
“A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack, befriends a single mum and her two kids as they navigate their way through the kafkaesque impersonal benefits system. With equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair. Heartfelt and emotional until the end.”
I, Daniel Blake (2016) Reviews
This film is hard hitting and heart wrenching, tears through and came out crying.
A try to replicate how the authorities are treating the venerable in the face of devastation. It is heart wrenching. It might have been based what has happened to a few in the recent past. I think Paul Laverty took a leaf out of the records and wrote the strip and Ken Loach put it on screen in the best possible way.
Agree with other reviewer A must see film by not just the general public but the Authorities to waken them up and hit them hard.
At the end at least in our screening there were applause of appreciation to Ken to show how well he has done to make this look so real.