Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires
This film won Ken Loach his second Palme D’or at Cannes. Some say Toni Erdmann should have won instead. I disagree. While both were excellent films, in a time where bureaucracy and process beat down on the less fortunate, Daniel’s story was by far the more important story to tell.
This is a beautiful film, the Norma Rae for the British unemployed. Daniel is a hero for the downtrodden. A film everyone should see. I sure hope it makes the Academy’s top 10 list. It’s Ken Loach’s best film yet.