CANNES. This year’s Palme d’Or at the Festival went to Ken Loachs British drama “I, Daniel Blake.”
surprise in several ways. The film was not pre touted. And the 79-year-old director had not really meant to do more movies after 2014′s “Jimmy’s Hall”.
But the Palme d’Or jury, this year under the leadership of ” Mad Max “-regissören George Miller , including Mads Mikkelsen as one of the members, parts not always the prizes to the films that most everyone talking about or to those who received highest rated by critics.
Thus became the favorite tipped German Maren Ades comedy “Toni Erdmann” completely PORTIONLESS, in addition to the journalists in the FIPRESCI jury thought that movie was the best.
Ken Loach is known for his social-realist depictions of the British working class, always with a lot of empathy and humor.
He has competed in Cannes several times and was previously a Guldpalm for “the price of freedom” (2006), about the Irish Civil war in the 1920s.
“I, Daniel Blake,” the movie he just had to do even though he had put down his film career two years then, about a 59-year-old carpenter, Daniel Blake ( Dave Johns ) and a young single mother of two ( Hayley Squires ), meeting in Newcastle. Both have in common that they ended up outside the British welfare system. An engaging and very well acted drama, but no spot Palme d’Or winner.
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Here are the winners in the main categories:
Palme d’Or: “I, Daniel Blake “ Ken Loach , England.
Grand Prix: Xavier Dolan ,” It’s only the end of the world “, Canada.
the jury prize: “American honey” of Andrea Arnold (England).
Best director: Cristian Muniu , “Bacalaureat”, Romania , and Olivier Assayas “Personal shopper”, France.
Best screenplay: Asghar Farhadi , “the salesman”, Iran.
Best actress: Jaclyn Jose , “Ma ‘Rosa’, the Philippines.
Best actor: Shahab Hosseini ,” the salesman “, Iran .
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