Ken Loach is an excellent film director and during his long career – now he is 80- gave us a lot of outstanding movies. With ‘I, Daniel Blake’, he won his second Gold Palm in Cannes in 2016. The film is a touching social portrait about the effects that the economical cuts and privatization have nowadays in the welfare public system in United Kingdom.
Daniel Blake, a middle aged carpenter recovering from a heart attack who lost his job, and Katie, an unemployed young mother with two kids, quarrel against bureaucracy and nonsense in order to get benefits to survive. These two main characters are efficiently performed by Dave Johns and Hayley Squires.
‘I, Daniel Blake’ is a caustic criticism and Ken Loach achieves a master piece just showing daily and ordinary lives. The film is emotional and heartbreaking until the end. It made me cry.