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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - David Strat­ton

I, Daniel Blake (MA15+) Eighty-year-old Bri­tish di­rec­tor Ken Loach’s lat­est por­trait of a work­ing-class hero won the cov­eted Palme d’Or at Cannes this year and is one of his finest films. Set in the north­ern city of New­cas­tle, it’s the story of a wid­ower, played beau­ti­fully by Dave Johns, and his strug­gles with the bu­reau­crats of the wel­fare depart­ment. It’s a film that shines a light on the hu­man faces be­hind the un­em­ploy­ment and wel­fare sta­tis­tics, and is a pro­foundly mov­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

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