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Ken Loach        

Award-Winning British Director Known for "I, Daniel Blake"

Ken Loach is a British TV and film director. Loach's socialist ideals and socially critical principles are apparent in his films including 1967's Poor Cow, 1966's Cathy Come Home, 1991's Riff-Raff and 2001's The Navigators.

Two of Loach's films, I, Daniel Blake and The Wind That Shakes the Barley have won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. When Loach won his second Palme d'Or for I, Daniel Blake in 2016, he became the ninth filmmaker to earn that coveted award twice.

While his films have only occasionally been entered into the Venice and Berlin Film Festivals, he has won both of their lifetime achievement awards, the Honorary Golden Lion (1994) and the Honorary Golden Bear (2014).

In 2016, Loach won the BAFTA for Best British Film with I, Daniel Blake.

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BBC Broadcast of Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' Sparks Debate in UK

When I, Daniel Blake premiered in 2016 in Cannes — where it would win the Palme d'Or — director Ken Loach used the opportunity to attack the policies of the ...

New Ken Loach Film, 'Sorry We Missed You,' Picked Up by eOne for ...

Entertainment One is set to distribute British filmmaker Ken Loach's new film " Sorry We Missed You" in the U.K..

Cannes Film Festival: Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodovar, Ken ...

The Cannes Film Festival on Thursday unveiled the lineup for its 72nd edition, including competition entries from Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodovar, Ken Loach  ...

Cannes Film Festival: Ken Loach up for Palme d'Or prize

British filmmaker Ken Loach's new movie will premiere at Cannes next month, in what the film festival's director Thierry Fremaux has described as a "highly political" year.

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