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Festival de Cannes Is Over: Time To Watch Award Winners

May 24, 2016

 

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.

 

Grand Prix

It's Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan)

 

 

Award for the Best Director

Cristian Mungiu for

Graduation

 

 

and

Olivier Assayas for

Personal Shopper

 

 

Award for Best Screenplay

Asghar Forhadi for

The Salesman

 

 

Jury Prize

American Honey (Andrea Arnold)

 

 

Award for Best Actress

Jaclyn Jose

Ma' Rosa

 

 

Award for Best Actor

Shahab Hosseini

The Salesman

 

 

Click here for more award winners.

 

Source: http://www.festival-cannes.com, www.theguardian.com

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