Ken Loach has been praised for raising the issue of worker's rights and taking the 'gig economy' to task on last night's Question Time.
Here's the first trailer for Ken Loach's drama fresh from winning the top prize at Cannes 2016. 'I, Daniel Blake' is coming to cinemas 21 October.
Ken Loach surprised all at Cannes yesterday, winning his second Palme d'Or, the highest prize at the annual film festival, for his movie ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Few expected Loach to win for the Newcastle-set drama, about a carpenter who is unable to work following a heart attack, but has his benefits cut anyway. In the LA Times, film writer Justin Chang – who said the Dolan decision 'horrified’ the press audience at the prize-giving – has questioned the jury’s decision to give Loach the prize, lead as it was by 'Mad Max’ director George Miller.
The awards for this year’s Cannes Film Festival have been announced, with British director Ken Loach walking away with the Palme d’Or for his film ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Loach has had a lengthy, notable career and has appeared at the star-studded event in Cannes an incredible 13 times - clearly not an unlucky number for the Kent-born director. ‘I, Daniel Blake’ stars first-time feature film actor (and stand-up comedian) Dave Johns and is set in Newcastle around a carpenter who, after suffering a heart attack, is unable to work.