The triumphant winner of this year's Palme d'Or, Ken Loach's emphatic drama is purportedly his last film. It follows the story of Daniel Blake (Johns), a fifty-something carpenter who, after suffering a heart attack, comes up against the absurdities of the welfare state. Humiliatingly labelled a scrounger, Daniel befriends Katie (Squires), a single mother to two children who's also suffering on the breadline. Overwhelmingly moving, I, DANIEL BLAKE exposes the real human suffering which exists in plain sight. and is a stark reminder of the profound injustices of life in contemporary Britain.“Ken Loach's welfare state polemic is blunt, dignified and brutally moving” Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIANDIRECTOR: Ken LoachDETAILS: UK/FR/BE, 2016, 100mins, 15STARRING: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan
Map reference: SE 283351 Lat: 53.81143 Long: -1.57168
By Car From the city centre: Follow signs for A660 to Skipton (which after about a mile turns into Woodhouse Land). From north Leeds: Follow signs to A660 (Otley Road), Hyde Park is in between Headingley and Leeds city centre.
By Bus From the city centre: The 56 runs frequently and stops right outside the cinema. Alternatively take the 1, 28, 95, 96, 97 or 97A and get off at Hyde Park Corner. Or thake the 18 or 18A and get off at Cardigan Road.
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