Ken Loach wins second Cannes Palme d’Or with ‘I, Daniel Blake’


CANNES, France British maestro executive Ken Loach won his second Palme d’Or during a Cannes Film Festival when “I, Daniel Blake”, his latest social-realist drama, took a Best Picture endowment on Sunday.

Loach, 79, is one of usually 9 directors to have won a tip esteem during Cannes twice. Loach had won in 2006 with “The Wind That Shakes a Barley.”

Addressing a Grand Theatre des Lumieres throng in French, Loach said: “Thanks to a team, a author (Paul Laverty), a writer (Rebecca O’Brien) and all a others.

“Thanks also to a workers of a Cannes Festival who make this eventuality possible.”

Loach stays only as ardent about amicable misapplication as when his TV play “Cathy Come Home” repelled viewers 50 years ago with a depiction of a slip into homelessness.

Switching to English, Loach pronounced he found it really bizarre to accept an endowment in such prosperous vicinity given a miserable vital conditions of a people who desirous his film.

“When there is despair, a people from a distant right take advantage,” Loach said. “We contingency contend that another universe is probable and necessary.”

“I, Daniel Blake”, shows how Britain’s amicable confidence complement conspires to expostulate a downtrodden carpenter and a singular mom of dual into misery in a northeastern city of Newcastle.

Stand-up comedian Dave Johns plays joiner Daniel who is denied incapacity advantages when incompetent to work by illness. He befriends immature mom Katie, played by Hayley Squires, as they conflict with a gratification system.

The Iranian film “Forushande” (The Salesman) by Asghar Farhadi perceived dual awards, for Best Screenplay and for Best Actor, won by Shahab Hosseini.

Canadian executive Xavier Dolan, who won a Jury Prize with “Mommy” in 2014, perceived a Grand Prix for his “Juste la Fin du Monde” (It’s Only a End of a World).

The Jury Prize went to “American Honey” by British executive Andrea Arnold, while Olivier Assays, executive of “Personal Shopper” and Cristian Mungiu who done “Bacalaureat” (Graduation) tied for Best Director.

Jaclyn Jose won Best Actress for her purpose in “Ma’ Rosa”, a heartless dive into a Manilla underworld destined by Brillante Mendoza.

Other large name directors Jim Jarmusch (“Paterson”), Paul Verhoeven (“Elle”), Pedro Almodovar (“Julieta”), Bruno Dumont (“Ma Loute”), a Dardenne brothers (“The Unknown Girl”} and Nicolas Winding Refn (“The Neon Demon”) left a Croisette dull handed.

The biggest surprise, however, was that a German comedy play “Toni Erdmann” destined by Maren Ade, did not win anything even yet it was rarely acclaimed by a critics and a ubiquitous audience.

The jury was presided over by Australian executive George Miller.

Jean-Pierre Leaud, one of a many famous faces of a French New Wave, perceived a “Palme d’Or d’Honneur”, a lifetime feat award.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Jane Merriman)


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