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Cannes: the winners

Quietly stunned is how British director Ken Loach described winning the coveted Palme d’Or for a second time with his social drama I, Daniel Blake. He last picked up the best picture prize in 2006 for The Wind That Shakes the Barley. Set in Newcastle, I, Daniel Blake shows how Britain’s social security system conspires to drive a downtrodden carpenter into poverty after he suffers a heart attack. Loach told euronews he hopes the film will convince people another world is possible: “I think it’s a dangerous moment now in Europe because we see that the austerity program, the neo-liberal program is driving people to despair, in milions from Greece to Portugal, Spain, millions are really suffering and millions above them are really struggling, with a tiny elite at the top who are hugely wealthy. Now, we can’t go on like that because there is such despair at the bottom.” The #Goldenpalm Goes to… #KenLoach for #IDanielBlake the third of his carrier, a record. Interview euronews pi

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