Official US Trailer for Ken Loach's Palme d'Or Winner 'I, Daniel Blake'
"I'm just going ’round in circles." Sundance Selects + IFC Films have debuted another official US trailer for Ken Loach's new film titled I, Daniel Blake, which ended up winning the coveted Palme d'Or (the top prize) at the Cannes Film Festival back in May. We posted the UK trailer a few months ago. Dave Johns stars as Daniel Blake, an aging man living in the UK who must file for pension and benefits from the country after losing his job. He befriends a new neighbor, Katie played by Hayley Squires, a single mother having trouble making ends meet. The film has been earning buzz all year as it's one of the most emotional and provocative looks at how broken bureaucracy is in the UK right now. IFC will be putting this out in theaters in December, just before the end of the year, in hopes that it will find a good audience here in the US, too.
Here's the official US trailer for Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake, direct from IFC's YouTube:
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. I, Daniel Blake is both written & directed by veteran English director Ken Loach, who won the Palme d'Or in 2006 for The Wind That Shakes the Barley. This film won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. I, Daniel Blake opens in the UK in October, and in the US on December 23rd.