Cannes 2016: Ken Loach’s ‘I, Daniel Blake’ takes the Palme d’Or

After 12 days of glorious cinema in the South of France (read all of our coverage right here), and 21 films in competition as part of the official selection, tonight head of the Cannes Jury George Miller announced the winners of the festival, including the prestigious Palme d’Or for best in show.

Ken Loach’s superb I, Daniel Blake, which we reviewed here, won the British director his second Plame d’Or – he won back in 2006 for the first time with The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

In our review we said that the film’s lead actor, comedian Dave Johns, ‘is near perfect in his portrayal of his character, a humble, grieving, decent man with only help to give and nothing to take from the state unnecessarily. Hayley Squires matches that performance with Katie, a single mother who many will obviously identify with, and her turn in practically flawless. In the film generally,
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