I, Daniel Blake
First screened in October 2016
Director: Ken Loach. Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Briana Shann, Dylan McKiernan, Kate Rutter, Sharon Percy, Amanda Payne, Stephen Clegg, Micky McGregor, Kema Sikazwe, Steven Richens, John Sumner, Bryn Jones, Helen Dixon. Screenplay: Paul Laverty.

Twitter Capsule: "I, Ken Loach, have never wavered in my politics and maybe I don't modulate each scene but this is who I fuckin' am."

VOR:   Credibly in sync with contemporary times, and a launching pad for Squires, who's wonderful. Not new ground, though, especially for Loach.

Photo © 2016 Sundance Selects/Sixteen Films/Why Not Productions/Wild Bunch/BFI

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'or (Best Picture); Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Special Mention)
European Film Awards: European University Film Award
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best British Film
César Awards (French Oscars): Best Foreign Language Film

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