Director: Ken Loach
Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires
The titular character, Daniel Blake, a widower, turns to social welfare after surviving a heart attack, only to get disappointed by the red tape there. The story of a man who fights bureaucracy, often with tragic outcomes, is not uncommon. Here, the story is told with compassion. It's universality is easily comprehensible.
The movie is well written. Dave Johns, as Daniel Blake, is outstanding.
The movie won the Palm d'Or Award in 2016 at the Festival de Cannes.
Date seen: October 8, 2017