Ken Loach wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

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Ken Loach has won his second Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Veteran British director Ken Loach has won his second Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for I, Daniel Blake.

The film is a warm and realistic drama about a middle-aged widower who, after a heart attack, can neither work nor get benefits.

It follows his frustrations as he winds his way through an archaic system that seems designed to bring him down.

Accepting the festival's top prize, Loach said: "We must give a message of hope, we must say another world is possible.

"The world we live in is at a dangerous point right now. We are in the grip of a dangerous project of austerity driven by ideas that we call neoliberalism that have brought us to near catastrophe."

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