British director Ken Loach wins Cannes top prize Palme d’Or


British director Ken Loach took the Palme d’Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Sunday for the second time in a decade for his moving drama “I, Daniel Blake” about the shame of poverty in austerity-hit Europe.

The left-wing director, who turns 80 next month, is known for shining a light on the downtrodden. The film tells the story of carpenter Daniel Blake’s Kafkaesque journey to get benefits in Britain after suffering a heart attack.

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