Film ‘I Daniel Blake’ + Q & A With the Film’s Writer, Paul Laverty


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video of the discussion after this screening.

 

“I, Daniel Blake is a movie with a fierce, simple dignity of its own”.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Poster for I Daniel Blake

The Movie By Ken Loach and Paul Lavery

This poignant story of  joiner Danny Blake is both perceptive and funny. Ill and out of work he finds himself in need of state benefits.  He meets a young single mother who is in an even worse situation. Together, the duo discover that negotiating their way through endless bureaucratic red tape isn’t easy, in fact is deliberately made difficult.

Directed by acclaimed British director Ken Loach and winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival some months ago the film was written by Loach’s longtime collaborator Paul Laverty, who will be present and participate in a Q & A session after the screening with veteran journalist and recently elected ‘People Before Profit’ MLA ,Eamonn McCann.

Paul Laverty and Ken Loach attending the I, Daniel Blake Photocall at the Palais Des Festivals in Cannes, France on May 13, 2016, as part of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Photo by Aurore Marechal/ABACAPRESS.COM | 546566_001 Cannes France

Paul Laverty and Ken Loach attending the I, Daniel Blake Photocall at the Palais Des Festivals in Cannes, France on May 13, 2016, as part of the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

“a celebration of the decency and kinship of (extra)ordinary people.” Mark Kermode – The Observer

 

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Venue: Brunswick Moviebowl Cinema

Admission: £4   Tickets can be booked in advance.

Awards

  • WinnerPalme d’OrCannes Film Festival 2016
  • WinnerPrize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention – Cannes Film Festival 2016
  • WinnerAudience AwardLocarno International Film Festival 2016
  • WinnerAudience AwardSan Sebastián International Film Festival 2016

 

What the Reviewers say:

“a celebration of the decency and kinship of (extra)ordinary people.”  ★★★★★ Mark Kermode – The Observer

“If you only see one film this year, see this.” ★★★★★ New Internationalist

“it’s a quietly fearsome piece of drama” ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph 

“An immediate classic” and “Packs an emotional punch with an honesty that shocks” Kate Muir The Times

“blunt, dignified and brutally moving”  ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“I, Daniel Blake is a movie with a fierce, simple dignity of its own”. ★★★★  Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“a moving experience that deserved its standing ovation and a second Palme d’Or for Loach” ★★★★Metro

“I was utterly floored by this film, heart broken and tearful. It might be Ken’s best film ever, in terms of its simple clarity and power.” Jason Solomons

“Dave Johns and Hayley Squires are phenomenal in their roles, making ‘I, Daniel Blake’ an emotional gut punch that is heartbreaking in its sincerity.”  ★★★★  Movies.ie

We are ALL Daniel Blake