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'I, Daniel Blake' -- A Hit Abroad -- Is Set To Open In U.S. Theaters

Director Ken Loach poses for photographers with the Palme d'Or for his film "I, Daniel Blake," following the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. (Joel Ryan/AP)
Director Ken Loach poses for photographers with the Palme d'Or for his film "I, Daniel Blake," following the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. (Joel Ryan/AP)

“I, Daniel Blake” won the top prize at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. On Friday, the gut-wrenching film about the struggles of living under England’s welfare system opens in U.S. theaters.

Howie Movshovitz (@HowieMovshovitz) of member station KUNC reports that it’s the latest from one of Britain’s greatest living filmmakers, Ken Loach.

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