Watch the U.S. Trailer for Palme d’Or Winner ‘I, Daniel Blake’
Sundance Selects and IFC Films have released the new U.S. trailer for I, Daniel Blake, the Ken Loach‘s latest film that walked away from Cannes with the Golden Palm.
The film stars Dave Johns as a blue-collar widower from the North-East England who, after 40 years of work as a carpenter, suffers a heart attack, and Hayley Squires as a young single mother of two who is also having trouble making ends meet.
Ken Loach‘s bleak drama about “the impact one man can make” has snagged an awards-season December 23 release date. Check out the debut U.S. trailer below.
I don’t think the lack of jobs in Britain has anything to do with immigrants. Though it is no surprise that “the British people” believe immigration to be an issue.
Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern-day Britain.