I Daniel Blake

NAME OF FILM: I DANIEL BLAKE

DIRECTOR(S): Ken Loach

STARRING: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires and Sharon Percy

GENRE: Drama Film

SYNOPSIS: Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity, leading a one-man crusade for compassion that will transform the lives of a struggling single mother (Hayley Squires) and her two children. Graced with humor and heart, “I, Daniel Blake” is a moving, much-needed reminder of the power of empathy from one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers.

Toni Erdmann

TONI ERDMANN Voted BFI Sight & Sound Best Film of 2016

The German-Austrian comedy Toni Erdmann, written, directed and co-produced by Maren Ade, who is one of three female directors in this year’s Top five,  tops the Sight & Sound – the BFI’s international film magazine poll for Best Film of 2016.

LA LA LAND

LA LA LAND to Open, JACKIE to Close Denver Film Festival

The 39th Denver Film Festival (DFF39) will open on November 2, 2016, with LA LA LAND, directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. The Festival will close on Saturday, November 12 with JACKIE, directed by Pablo Larraín and starring Natalie Portman.