The distributor has picked up US rights from Wild Bunch to Ken Loach’s Competition entry.

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Dave Johns and Hayley Squires star in I, Daniel Blake, about a Newcastle carpenter newly reliant on the welfare system who befriends a relocated single mother of two young children.

Paul Laverty wrote the screenplay and Rebecca O’Brien produced the film.

Sundance Selects senior vice-president of acquisitions and productions Arianna Bocco brokered the deal with Wild Bunch.

The deal means Sundance Selects has five Competition films alongside The Dardennes Brothers’ The Unknown Girl, Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation, Olivier Assayas Personal Shopper, and Nicole Garcia’s From The Land Of The Moon.