I, Daniel Blake

BBFC Classification: 15 - Suitable only for 15 years and over
Year: 2016
Director: Ken Loach
Performers: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy
Genre: Drama
Duration: 100 minutes
BBFC Advice: Contains very strong language

Patricia CrawfordFilm

This is the devastating story of a carpenter who’s just had a heart attack. Despite this, the Department for Work and Pensions has deemed him fit for work. He’s too ill to find a job, but he can’t claim benefits because of their verdict. Forced to subsist on jobseeker’s allowance, he meets single mother Katie and her two children, who are also struggling with British bureaucracy. Forming a makeshift family, they struggle to cut through the red tape that threatens to engulf them. An incendiary drama from firebrand director Ken Loach, ‘I, Daniel Blake’ won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.