I, DANIEL BLAKE | I, Daniel Blake | dir. Ken Loach | FR, GB | 2016 | 100 min
prod|pro Rebecca O’Brien scen|wr Paul Laverty zdj|ph Robbie Ryan muz|mus George Fenton mon|ed Jonathan Morris ob|cast Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Micky McGregor, Dylan McKiernan, Briana Shann, Natalie Ann Jamieson, Colin Coombs dys|dis M2 Films
Awarded with the Golden Palm in Cannes, moving and humorous story of a mature man who decides to help a single mother-of-two get back on her feet. However, when he himself starts making efforts to be granted a pension, he falls into the clutches of the truly Kafkaesque heartless bureaucratic machinery. Despite the indifference of officials and accumulating challenges that they need to face in their daily lives, Daniel and Katie will once again find joy of life and true friendship.
KEN LOACH (1936)
British film, television and theater director. In the early 60s, he started work for the ABC to move soon afterwards to the BBC. In 1967, he made his feature debut “Poor Cow.” His next film, “Kes” from 1969 is considered to be one of the best British films of the 20th century. Loach is known for his interest in thorny social topics, and he’s not afraid to show homelessness, abortion, the revolting youth or the complex relationship between the State and the Church. Winner of many awards at international film festivals. In 2006, he received the Golden Palm for his film “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” and 10 years later he repeated the achievement with “I, Daniel Blake.”
2016 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL – Golden Palm, the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Ken Loach), Palm DogManitarian (Ken Loach for giving a role to Shae the dog)
2016 FAF TWO RIVERSIDES Kazimierz Dolny, Janowiec – Audience Award