I, Daniel Blake

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Friday, 31 March 2017: I, Daniel Blake

Friday, 31 March 2017, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Ken Loach, UK 2016, 100mins, 15

“Ken Loach’s latest Palme d’Or winner, his second after 2006’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley, packs a hefty punch, both personal and political. On one level, it is a polemical indictment of a faceless benefits bureaucracy that strips claimants of their humanity by reducing them to mere numbers. On another, it is a celebration of the decency and kinship of (extra)ordinary people who look out for each other when the state abandons its duty of care.” – Mark Kermode, The Observer

Further reading

  1. The Guardian
  2. Time Out
  3. The Observer
  4. Slate magazine
  5. Eye for Film
  6. Interview with Ken Loach