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I, Daniel Blake
I, Daniel Blake (2016)

director: Ken Loach

composer: George Fenton
With: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Mark Burns, Colin Coombs, a.o.

duration: 100 minutes
Plus Parcours Drama

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Screening dates
Sales start at 22 Sep 13:00

In the presence of: Hayley Squires, Ken Loach

"The tragedy of the film - and its rousing point - is that in the end it's all too much for one man, however much he takes a stand. Dan, and people like him everywhere, need a Katie watching their back; they need a community, a benevolent government, us." (Time Out) "The quiet beauty of 'I, Daniel Blake' - the reason it's the rare political drama that touches the soul - is that we believe, completely, in these people." (Variety) "There's something slyly poetic at work here. You sense it in the constant references to the unseen 'decision-maker' who seems to govern Dan's life, and whose communiques come in either form letters or automated recordings or sometimes not at all. And you feel it in the film's overall trajectory, as Dan and Kate both reach their breaking points. This is Loach - the humorist, the dramatist, the activist - firing on all cylinders." (The Village Voice)

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director: Ken Loach
composer: George Fenton
producer: Rebecca O'Brien
screenplay: Paul Laverty
Editor: Jonathan Morris
Cinematography: Robbie Ryan

production company: Sixteen Films
Distributor: Cinéart

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
country: United Kingdom - France - Belgium
year: 2016


KEN LOACH (1936): Poor Cow (1967), Kes (1970), The Save the Children Fund Film (1971), Family Life (1971), Black Jack (1979), The Gamekeeper (1980), Looks and Smiles (1981), Which Side Are You On? (1985), Singing the Blues in Red (1986), Time to Go (1989, short), Hidden Agenda (1990), Riff-Raff (1991), Raining Stones (1993), Ladybird Ladybird (1994), A Contemporary Case for Common Ownership (1995, short), Land and Freedom (1995), Carla's Song (1996), McLibel: Two Worlds Collide (1998), The Flickering Flame (1998), My Name is Joe (1998), Bread and Roses (2000), The Navigators (2001), Sweet Sixteen (2002), September 11 (2002), Ae Fond Kiss (2004), Tickets (2005), McLibel (2005), The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006), To Each His Own Cinema (2007), It's a Free World (2007), Looking for Eric (2009), Route Irish (2010), The Angels' Share (2012), The Spirit of '45 (2013), Jimmy's Hall (2014), I, Daniel Blake (2016).

Technical Specs

sound: Dolby Digital SRD
format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

Other festival films by director Ken Loach

2007:Happy ending
2007:It's a free world
1996:Family life
1991:Riff raff
1990:Hidden agenda
1985:Which side are you on ?
1981:Looks and smiles
1980:Black jack


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