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.
Winner - Palme d'Or - Cannes Film Festival 2016
Winner - Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention - Cannes Film Festival 2016
Winner - Audience Award - Locarno International Film Festival 2016
Winner - Audience Award - San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016
Quotes and reviews
Metro, David Edwards – Daily Mirror, New Internationalist, Mark Kermode - The Observer, Morning Star, The Irish Times, Daily Star
The List, The Guardian, Metro, The Times, The Irish Times, Movies.ie, Cinevue, HeyUGuys, Flickreel, Time Out , Empire, Total Film
“If you only see one film this year, see this.” New Internationalist
“An immediate classic” and “Packs an emotional punch with an honesty that shocks” Kate Muir The Times
Arrive by 4pm to choose your seat. The film will start at 4:15pm. The screening is in a bar so it does not have conventional cinema seating.
Note: In order to keep ticket costs down and make the film screening accessible, we are paying for the license to screen the film ourselves. All proceeds from ticket sales (after payment provider transaction fees) will go to charity: Refugee Council