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'I, Daniel Blake' takes Cannes' top prize

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'I, Daniel Blake' takes Cannes' top prize

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>> Daniel Blake.>> The top prize at Cannes this year going to British director Ken Loach's film, I, Daniel Blake. The film, a critique of the United Kingdom's welfare program, tells the story of a sick carpenter fighting bureaucracy in the National Healthcare System. Accepting the Palme d'Or from Mel Gibson, the 79-year-old Loach attacked what he called the dangerous project of austerity.
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>> So we must give a message of hope. We must say another world is possible and necessary.>> It's Loach's second time winning the festival's highest prize, last claiming the honor a decade ago with The Wind that Shakes the Barley. Iran's Forushande, or The Salesman, won for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, Shahab Hosseini.
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And the Grand Prix, actually the second most prestigious award at Cannes, going to Canada's Xavier Dolan for It's Only the End of the World, about a writer who tells his family he's dying. Notably missing from this year's winners list, Personal Shopper starring Kristen Stewart, which, despite a lot of pre-festival buzz, was booed in its premier.