Unless you are the lucky few, at one point in your life, you’ve dealt with the government and the job centre. The degrading and utterly bleak aspects of feeling helpless, worried about money, and struggling to survive whilst people doll out “advice” and red tape. The complete spiral of shame and self-loathing is caught in this delicate, visceral, and Palme d’Or winning movie I, Daniel Blake.
Ken Loach has punched us in the jaw with emotional weight and now he looks to do the same with I, Daniel Blake. The film looks at poverty in the UK and centres on the titular character who is a joiner in the North-East of England. When he falls ill and loses his job, he applies for sickness welfare. But whilst overcoming red tape, he comes across a single mother Katie from London doing everything to stop her family becoming homeless…
Right, have you ever watched a trailer that left you so emotionally charged? Whether you have dealt personally with the job situation OR you can empathise with anyone who has been in that frustrating position, I, Daniel Blake already powerfully hits home.
I, Daniel Blake is a must see!
I, DANIEL BLAKE IS OUT 21st OCTOBER