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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