Tuesday 17 January 2017

'The Wind That Shakes the Barley' director Ken Loach scoops second Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

Published 22/05/2016 | 19:54

Director Ken Loach (L), Palme d'Or award winner for his film
Director Ken Loach (L), Palme d'Or award winner for his film "I, Daniel Blake", reacts next to producer Rebecca O'Brien during the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Photo: Reuters/Yves Herman

Director Ken Loach has won the Palme d'Or for Best Picture at the 69th Cannes Film Festival for his movie "I, Daniel Blake".

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The British director had already won the highest distinction in 2006 for "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" - a movie about the Irish War of Independence and Civil war.

The Iranian film "Forushande" (The Salesman) by Asghar Farhadi received two awards, for Best Screenplay and for Best Actor, won by Shahab Hosseini.

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