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Ken Loach Wins Cannes Palme D'Or For 'I, Daniel Blake'


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British director Ken Loach has won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his latest film I, Daniel Blake. The drama, starring Dave Johns, focuses on a joiner from Newcastle who needs benefits for the first time after suffering a heart attack.

Ken LoachKen Loach has won the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

Loach beat directors including Sean Penn, Jeff Nichols and Jim Jarmusch to take home the prestigious prize for the second time in his career. His first win was in 2006 for war drama The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

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Ava West , Dino Magis - 69th Cannes Film Festival - Closing Ceremony - Arrivals at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Sunday 22nd May 2016

Ava West and Dino Magis
Ava West
Ava West
Ava West
Ava West
Ava West and Dino Magis

Ava West - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'Blood Father' - Premiere at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Sunday 22nd May 2016

Ava West
Ava West

Ava West - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'Blood Father' - Premiere at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Saturday 21st May 2016

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Ava West
Ava West and Dino Magis
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Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson

Dylan Frances Penn, Sean Penn, Jean Reno , Adele Exarchopoulos - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'The Last Face' - Premiere at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Friday 20th May 2016

Dylan Frances Penn, Sean Penn, Jean Reno and Adele Exarchopoulos
Adele Exarchopoulos and Sean Penn
Sean Penn and Dylan Frances Penn
Sean Penn and Dylan Frances Penn
Sean Penn and Dylan Frances Penn
Sean Penn and Dylan Frances Penn

Diego Luna - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'Blood Father'- Photocall at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Saturday 21st May 2016

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Diego Luna
Mel Gibson and Diego Luna
Jean-francois Richet, Erin Moriarty, Mel Gibson and Diego Luna
Jean-francois Richet, Erin Moriarty, Mel Gibson and Diego Luna
Jean-francois Richet, Erin Moriarty, Mel Gibson and Diego Luna

'Loving' Star Ruth Negga Tipped For Oscar After Wowing Cannes


Ruth Negga Cannes Film Festival Joel Edgerton

It’s only May, but critics already believe they have a frontrunner for next year’s Best Actress Oscar, Loving star Ruth Negga. The acclaimed drama debuted at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday (May 16th) and has already garnered plenty of Oscar buzz, especially for the Ethiopian-Irish actress.

Ruth NeggaRuth Negga stars in Loving.

In the drama Negga stars opposite Joel Edgerton, as married interracial couple Mildred and Richard Loving, who battle against the supreme court for their right to live together as husband and wife, during a time when interracial marriage was illegal.

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Cafe Society, The Neon Demon, Loving: Ten Unmissable Films At Cannes Film Festival 2016


Cannes Film Festival Woody Allen

Cannes Film Festival 2016 kicks off tomorrow and there's way too much to look forward to both in and out of competition. The Grand Theatre Lumiere will be showing some major eagerly-anticipated blockbusters as well as some of the most exciting independent works of the year. We've listed 10 of the most watchable movies to make life a little easier.

Cannes Film FestivalPrepare for Cannes Film Festival 2016

1. Cafe Society - Opening the Festival de Cannes tomorrow (May 11th) is Woody Allen, with a 1930s romance set in Hollywood. Starring Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively, this is a movie laced with comedy, drama, love and societal honour.

Continue reading: Cafe Society, The Neon Demon, Loving: Ten Unmissable Films At Cannes Film Festival 2016

The BFG, Money Monster, Cafe Society: Cannes Film Festival 2016 Is Looking Amazing


Cannes Film Festival Woody Allen Steven Spielberg Jodie Foster

Looks like the 69th Cannes Film Festival is going to be a good one! There's plenty to look forward to in both the In Competition and Out Of Competition categories for 2016, not least with the opening title being Woody Allen's romantic drama 'Cafe Society' starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.

Cannes Film FestivalThe 69th Cannes Film Festival arrives in May

'Cafe Society' isn't the only movie from this year's Cannes line-up that Kristen Stewart will appear in either, because she also has the lead role in Olivier Assayas' fashion drama 'Personal Shopper' which will appear among the In Competition flicks. Xavier Dolan's 'Juste La Fin Du Monde' ('It's Only the End of the World') starring Léa Seydoux and Marion Cotillard is another French movie from that category.

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Coen Brothers And Co Choose 'Dheepan' As Palme D'Or Winner


Ethan Coen Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival jury headed by the Coen brothers and including Jake Gyllenhaal and Sienna Miller has awarded Jacques Audiard the Palme d'Or for his movie Dheepan. The gritty drama tells the story of refugees fleeing post-civil war Sri Lanka. 

Jacques AudiardJacques Audiard won the Palme d'Or for his gritty drama Dheepan

Elsewhere, holocaust drama Son of Saul won the Grand Prix - essentially the runner-up prize - while Vincent Lindon won Best Actor and Rooney Mara and Emmanuelle Bercot shared Best Actress.

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'Dheepan' Upsets The Competition To Take Home Palme D'Or At Cannes


Cannes Film Festival Jacques Audiard Rooney Mara Colin Farrell

French film Dheepan has become the unexpected winner of this year’s Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Jacques Audiard, the film took home the festival’s highest honour at its closing ceremony on Sunday night.

jacques audiardDheepan director Jacques Audiard

Dheepan tells the story of a former Tamil Tiger fighter who pretends to be part of a family with two strangers to find a new life in a housing estate on the edge of Paris. Variety reported that when the film was announced as this year’s recipient, there was a mixture of boos and applause from the international press corps who were watching the ceremony at the Palais.

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Michael Fassbender And Marion Cotillard Bring A New Kind Of 'Macbeth' To Cannes


Michael Fassbender Marion Cotillard Cannes Film Festival

Macbeth stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard arrived in Cannes on Saturday, as the film premiered as the final competition entry to be screened before the festival prize is announced tomorrow. The film is now said to be one of the top contenders for the coveted Palme d'Or prize, after impressing the critics with its new take on Shakespeare’s classic work.

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard at the premiere of Macbeth in Cannes.

Directed by Justin Kurzel, this Macbeth paints the Scottish warrior as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and dealing with a wife who’s haunted by the loss of their child. Michael Fassbender stars in the title role, while French actress Marion Cotillard stars as Lady Macbeth.

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Michael Caine Despairs At 'Discotheques' At Cannes Film Festival


Michael Caine Cannes Film Festival

Sir Michael Caine may have won over the famously stubborn audience at the Cannes Film Festival with his latest movie Youth, but the 82-year-old had admitted feeling his age as the annual bash becomes more of a "circus".

Michael CaineMichael Caine turns in a stellar performance in Youth

Caine is in town to promote Paolo Sorrentino's movie with his co-stars Rachel Weisz, Harvey Keitel and Jane Fonda, though the Get Carter star isn't as enamoured with the festival as his younger contemporaries. 

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Cannes Organisers Respond To 'Flatgate' Heel Controversy


Cannes Film Festival Emily Blunt

The organisers of the Cannes Film Festival have struck back at outraged reports that women are being refused entry for certain film premieres for not wearing high heels, claiming that the rumours are “unfounded”.

The controversy being labelled as ‘flatgate’ was first reported by movie news website Screen Daily, after an unnamed ‘Cannes regular’ tipped off the site that a number of women, including some who were older and with medical conditions, were being turned away at the red carpet for failing to wear high enough heels.

Emily BluntActress Emily Blunt at the Cannes Film Festival earlier today (Tuesday May 19th)

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Amy Winehouse Documentary Impresses The Critics But Angers Singer's Family At Cannes Film Festival


Amy Winehouse Cannes Film Festival

Amy, Senna director Asif Kapadia’s documentary about tragic singer Amy Winehouse premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, earning almost unanimous praise from the critics. But even before its premiere the film found itself making headlines in recent weeks, after the late singer’s family withdrew their support for the project last month.

Amy WinehouseAmy’s family have withdrawn support for the film.

Mitch Winehouse, Amy's father, said he felt the doc painted him as an absentee father and  told The Sun newspaper in April “I felt sick when I watched it for the first time. Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted.”

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