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I, Daniel Blake Directed by Ken Loach Opens December 23 I’m torn by films like I, Daniel Blake, the latest offering from “kitchen sink realist” Ken Loach and Palme d’Or winner of this past year’s Cannes Film Festival. On one hand the film is perfectly adequate. Working from an economical script by long-time collaborator Paul Laverty, Loach empathetically follows the trials of the title character (stand-up comedian Dave Johns) as he unsuccessfully navigates Britain’s Kafka-esque healthcare and...
I, Daniel Blake plays October 1 and October 2 as part of the main slate of the 54th New York Film Festival. Sundance Selects will release the movie in New York December 23. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. When we meet Daniel Blake (Dave Johns), he's arguing with a man at the welfare office. He's had a heart attack and his doctor has advised him not to work. The government's own doctor...