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Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes

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Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes

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Britain’s Ken Loach has taken the Palme d’Or at Cannes for ‘I, Daniel Blake’.

It is the 79-year-old director’s second Best Picture award at the French film festival. In 2006, he won with The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

His latest work looks at the UK welfare system and its impact on a widower after suffering a heart attack.

Canadian director Xavier Dolan scooped one of the festival’s other top prizes, the Grand Prix, for’‘Just la Fin du Monde’‘ (Just the End of the World), while Iranian film Forushande (the Salesman) took best screenplay and best actor, won by Shahab Hosseini.

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