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.