Daniel Blake has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, he needs help from the State for the first time in his life.
He crosses paths with a 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.
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2016 – Special Presentations
Winner – Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2016