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

Iranian film 'The Salesman' by Asghar Farhadi wins Best Screenplay and Best Actor.

British director Ken Loach (C) celebrates on stage next to British screenwriter Paul Laverty (L) and British producer Rebecca O'Brien after being awarded with the Palme d'Or, May 22, 2016.
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"I, Daniel Blake" by British director Ken Loach won the Palme d'Or for Best Picture at the 69th Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. 

Loach had already won the highest distinction in 2006 for "The Wind That Shakes the Barley". 

The Iranian film "Forushande" (The Salesman) by Asghar Farhadi received two awards, for Best Screenplay and for Best Actor, won by Shahab Hosseini. 

On Saturday, two Israeli films won awards at the festival. “Anna,” a short movie by Or Sinai, claimed first place in the Cinéfondation student film competition on Friday, while filmmaker Asaph Polonsky won a Critics’ Week award for his debut feature, the comedy-drama “One Week and a Day.”