I, Daniel Blake, Palme d’Or 2016. On the far end of the DRY spectre for a social realism drama - as far as the works of the Dardenne brothers might appear as stylised afternoon tearjerkers. Political, follows the story of a middle life working class man interacting with the state system. Political, but un-engaging.
Rigorous form, deadpan storytelling, very economical, like the steps of an old person, always holding back, never delivering any punch, keeping beats uneventful even in presenting life/death situation.
All cinematic means are kept to a bare minimum.