100 min / English dialogue with Russian subtitles
Director: KEN LOACH
Producer: REBECCA O’BRIEN
Screenwriter: PAUL LAVERTY
Cinematographer: ROBBIE RYAN
Cast: DAVE JOHNS, HAYLEY SQUIRES
Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. 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.
Friday, Sept. 30 19:30 – 21:15 – Republic Palace (by invitation only) – Asian premiere