2016 Festival de Cannes Award Winning Films
PALME D’OR: I, Daniel Blake
Daniel Blake is almost 60 living in Northeast England. After suffering a heart attack, he applies for disability benefits and meets Katie, a single mother, and her two children. Together they attempt to overcome the obstacles involved in receiving benefits within an impersonal benefits system.
GRAND PRIX: Juste La Fin Du Monde (It’s Only the End of the World)
Louis, a terminally ill writer returns home after 12 years to tell his family he is dying. As the reunion evolves, it is plagued with doubts, tension and resentment.
BEST DIRECTOR (tie): Christian Mungiu for Bacalaureat (Graduation), Oliver Assayas for Personal Shopper
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