Veteran British filmmaker Ken Loach‘s latest film I,Daniel Blake has just won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Written by his frequent collaborator Paul Laverty, the film is a joint British, French and Belgium co-production.
Synopsis- Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a 59-year-old joiner in the North-East of England who falls ill with heart disease and so applies for the out-of-work sickness benefit Employment and Support Allowance. While he endeavours to overcome the red tape involved in getting this assistance, he meets single mother Katie (Hayley Squires) who, in order to escape a homeless persons’ hostel, must take up residence in a flat 300 miles (480 km) away.
Check out the festival teaser trailer now-