Cannes Film Festival: Palme d’Or to Ken Loach

Cannes Film Festival: Palme dOr to Ken Loach

Cannes Film Festival: Palme d’Or to Ken Loach

  Cannes – The Wind That Shakes the Barleydes British director Ken Loach has won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Loach, who took part for the eighth time at the Cannes Film Festival, was the first to receive the coveted trophy for his portrayal of the Irish struggle for independence in the 20s of last century. Loach thanked the jury for “the best film festival in the world” and described his film as “a very small step in dealing with our (the British, editors note) imperialist past.”

The Grand Prix of the Festival for the second best film, surprisingly, went to Flandresvon Bruno Dumont.

Was unusual, the action of the jury to jury president Wong Kar Wai in the awarding of the acting awards. In both cases, an ensemble was excellent, and not a single star. The female ensemble from Pedro AlmodovarsVolverbestehend of Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, and Yohana Cobo won the Palme d’Or for Best Webliche lead. The Palme d’Or for best male role went to Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Sami Bouajila and Roschdy Zem for Indigenes / Days of Glory. The film recounts the experiences of North African soldiers fighting on the French side in World War II.

Pedro Almodovar, actually the favorite for the Palme d’Or, was also pleased with the award for Best Screenplay, while Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu the prize for Best Director for the acclaimed Babelerhielt. The jury award also went to Britain. An overjoyed Andrea Arnold won it for her debut film Red Road.

Title: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d’Or to Ken Loach

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