Exclusive: Dave Johns and Ken Loach on working class Britain to mark release of I, Daniel Blake


You only need to watch Ken Loach’s films to appreciate his fervent political viewpoint, implemented into his studies of working class Britain, across features ranging from Cathy Come Home, to Kes and now up to his latest endeavour, the winner of the Palme d’Or; I, Daniel Blake.

We had the pleasure of sitting down with the man himself, alongside the film’s leading role Dave Johns, where politics was indeed on the agenda, as the pair discuss a contemporary working class Britain, the arduous process of claiming benefits, and why it is so immeasurably important the Cannes jury voted this film as winner of the aforementioned award, making this project, as Loach puts it himself, hard for the right wing press to ignore.

I, Daniel Blake is released on October 21st. You can read our review here.