I, DANIEL BLAKE

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Week In Movies -

★★★★

Eighty-year-old Bri­tish film­maker Ken Loach is one of the last true be­liev­ers in both the heal­ing and hurt­ing pow­ers of cinema. This is a so­cially as­tute and in­ci­sive com­edy-drama that can go from up­lift­ing to gutwrench­ing in the blink of an eye. The ti­tle char­ac­ter, played by stand-up comic Dave Johns, is a 59-year-old car­pen­ter re­cov­er­ing from a heart at­tack. A loop­hole in the Bri­tish ben­e­fits sys­tem forces Daniel to spend his days hus­tling for jobs.

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