Daniel Blake, 59, has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, after a heart attack and nearly falling from a scaffold, he needs help from the State for the first time in his life. he crosses paths with a single mother, Katie, and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie's only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn't know some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man's land caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of "striver and skiver" in modern day Britain.
Myocardial infarction -- Patients -- Fiction.
Public welfare -- England -- Fiction.
Single mothers -- England -- Fiction.
Working class -- England -- Fiction.
Laverty, Paul. I, Daniel Blake.
Loach, Ken, 1936- film director.
Mongrel Media, film distributor.
Morris, Jonathan, editor of moving image work.
O'Brien, Rebecca, film producer.
Percy, Sharon, actor.
Ryan, Robbie, director of photography.
Squires, Hayley, actor.
Wilson, Linda, production designer.