The entire attention of cinema lovers for the past weeks has been directed towards the cozy resort on the Mediterranean Sea. Festival de Cannes probably might be called the most elegant cinematography event in the world. And one of the most prestigious.
This year the British filmmaker Ken Loach and his I, Daniel Blake took the Palme d'or. Ken Loach is not a newcomer at the Festival. In 2006 he's already won his first Palme d'or with The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
I, Daniel Blake is a story of a middle-aged widower living in UK who can't work or get benefits after a near-fatal heart attack.The movie shows a messy, ugly world of poverty with an intention of making us see that it really is happening in a prosperous nation, too.
Other Festival Award winners are also worth to be put on your 'What to see' movie list.
It's Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan)
Award for the Best Director
Cristian Mungiu for
Olivier Assayas for
Award for Best Screenplay
Asghar Forhadi for
American Honey (Andrea Arnold)
Award for Best Actress
Award for Best Actor
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Source: http://www.festival-cannes.com, www.theguardian.com