"[A] work of scalding and moving relevance"
- Cannes Review, Variety
Ken Loach's moment has come. Starting with Poor Cow (1967), the British filmmaker has been making films for nearly five decades, but his message has stayed pretty much the same— to give a voice, a lens, to the poor and forsaken, the small struggles of ordinary people, who know no fame nor glamor nor glory.
It should come as no surprise that the current sociopolitical climate provided inspiration. A portrait of a carpenter simply fighting for his pension, Ken Loach's 26th film I, Daniel Blake marks the apotheosis of his unique brand of social-realist cinema— it won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Opening December 23rd in NYC.