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Ken Loach won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Sunday evening with his moving drama "I, Daniel Blake" about the shame of poverty in austerity-hit Europe. It marks the second time in a decade that British director has taken the festival's top prize. The award marked a major upset at the world's top film festival in favor of the left-wing director, who turns 80 next month, and is known for shining a light on the downtrodden. Both Ade and Jarmusch left the festival empty-handed.The best director prize was shared by Romania's Cristian Mungiu for his drama "Graduation," about the moral rot of corruption in a post-communist society, and France's Olivier Assayas, for his supernatural thriller "Personal Shopper" with Hollywood phenomenon Kristen Stewart.Farhadi, whose 2011's "A Separation" won the best foreign language film Oscar, also scooped best screenplay honors.The film is one of Loach's finest, Variety wrote, "a drama of tender devastation ... and scalding and moving relevance.
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