A ‘social’ Golden Palm this year in Cannes

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British director Ken Loach poses during the Award Winners photocall after he won the Palme d’Or (Golden Palm) award for his movie ‘I, Daniel Blake’ at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. 

A ‘social’ Golden Palm this year in Cannes


After the film “Dheepan” about Sri Lankan immigration last year, this edition of the Golden Palm – the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival – went to more social issues.  A master of his genre, British filmmaker Ken Loach surprisingly bagged his second Golden Palm award for his strong contemporary film on May 22. His winning film “I, Daniel Blake” is about the inhuman bureaucracy of applying for state benefits through the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions.
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