I, Daniel Blake Poster

Release Date: June 2nd, 2017

DVD Release Date: January 16th, 2018

R|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a 59-year-old widowed carpenter who must rely on welfare after a recent heart attack leaves him unable to work. Despite his doctor's diagnosis, British authorities deny Blake's benefits and tell him to return to his job. As Daniel navigates his way through an agonizing appeal process, he begins to develop a strong bond with a destitute, single mother (Hayley Squires) who's struggling to take care of her two children.

Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan, Briana Shann, Kate Rutter, Sharon Percy, Kema Sikazwe, Micky McGregor

Director: Ken Loach

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Canal Plus, Why Not Productions, France 2 Cinéma, Les Films du Fleuve, Sixteen Films, BFI Production, Wild Bunch, BBC Films

Distributors: IFC Films

Keywords: Cool, Pursuit, Underdog, Emotional, England, Hospital, House, Engaging, Love, Doctor, Office

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Awards

Winner Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)