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Ken Loach takes out the Palm D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for the second time with his film “I, Daniel Blake.” Celebrate the work of this iconic director with Beamafilm.
This morning, Ken Loach joined the slim ranks of an exclusive club – directors who have won the Palm D’Or, the Cannes Film Festival’s most prestigious prize, twice. After a career spanning over fifty years, Loach won his first Golden Palm in 2006, for “The Wind that Shakes the Barley,” set during the Irish War of Independence. Now, with “I, Daniel Blake”, Loach has repeated this extraordinary achievement.
Loach has a long history with the Cannes Film Festival, having been invited a total of thirteen times. His previous film, “Jimmy’s Hall”, was also nominated for the Palm d’Or. At the time, it was rumored to be his last film before retirement. Whether Loach decides to make “I, Daniel Blake” his final film is yet to be determined.
Celebrate the work of this iconic director with Beamafilm. Check out some of Loach’s previous work, including “Jimmy’s Hall“, “The Angel’s Share“, and “The Spirit of ’45“, all available as part of our subscriber offering.