Watch: UK Trailer for Ken Loach's Palme d'Or Winner 'I, Daniel Blake'
"I was a carpenter! … I'm just goin' round in circles…" Entertainment One in the UK has debuted an official 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 in May. 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. It's a strong film with very poignant commentary on the social-political troubles arising in the UK at the moment. You'll understand what's going on in this trailer, and get a glimpse at one of the best moments in the film. Enjoy.
Here's the first official UK trailer for Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake, direct from eOne'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. Opens in the UK in October, but no US date is set. For more see their Facebook.
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
We're all in it together...
Carpola on Jun 15, 2016
DAVIDPD on Jun 15, 2016
Kinda reminds me of last years Palme D'or winner Dheepan (which was awesome)...a man, a woman who don't know each other but their environments bring them together to get by...and there are kid or two involved in the mix too...I see a slight pattern here with the Cannes winners
Joker's hideout on Jun 16, 2016
I didn't watch enough of Ken Loach films. For some time I preferred those by Mike Leigh. Obviously, I have some catching up to do ...
shiboleth on Jun 16, 2016
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