Versus:  The Life and Times of Ken Loach (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun02

Versus:  The Life and Times of Ken Loach (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Veteran director Ken Loach, who this month celebrates his 80th birthday, was for some a surprise winner for the second time in his career of the Palme d’Or for best picture at this year’s Cannes Film Festival with his latest film “I, Daniel Blake”.

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Ken Loach’s film I, Daniel Blake has won the Palme d’Or
May22

Ken Loach’s film I, Daniel Blake has won the Palme d’Or

It was the 79-year-old’s second award for best picture at the festival after 2006’s The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

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Cannes 2015: the winners
May24

Cannes 2015: the winners

And the Palme d’Or goes to… Jacques Audiard’s refugee drama Dheepan, while Son of Saul gets the Grand Prix. French director Jacques Audiard has won this year’s Palme d’Or for his drama Dheepan, the story of a Tamil refugee trying to make a new life in France. A Cannes veteran, Audiard previously competed for the top prize with his 2012 film Rust and Bone and won the Grand Prix for A Prophet in 2010. This year’s Grand Prix was awarded...

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